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Jeff German | 12 Packs, 8 Tracks and Black & White TV

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12 Packs, 8 Tracks and Black & White TV

by Jeff German

Sophomore release from Midwest Singer/Songwriter Jeff German. Strong lyrics with sweeping hooks and melodies recorded in the tradition of the great rock and roll albums back in the day. Jeff German's hat-tip to producers like Glyn Johns and Guy Stevens.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 1,000 Times
4:19 album only
2. Woodshed
4:00 album only
3. For All I Knew
3:35 album only
4. Somewhere Between
3:38 album only
5. Raisin' Cain
3:30 album only
6. Hang On
4:30 album only
7. Texas
4:08 album only
8. Wilder Than Her
3:51 album only
9. 18 Years
3:57 album only
10. Vindicate
3:29 album only


Album Notes
12 Packs, 8 Tracks and Black & White TV
Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks
If you were to get lost while driving through a somewhat familiar ghost town, and you happened upon an old white church whose paint was chipping off, Jeff German’s music would be playing inside. His new record, 12 Packs and 8 Tracks and Black & White TV, is a soundtrack not just for the journey but for the experience of being lost. Of having faith not because miracles abound but because it’s the only thing you have left.
Produced by Jeff German with Gabriel O’Brien
Engineered and mixed by Gabriel O’Brien @ Upperhand Studios
Recorded at the Woodshed (Cabin belonging to Dave Jury)
Jeff German: Guitars, Mandolin, Harmonica & Vocals
Graig Barnett: Guitars
Matt Wilson: Pedal Steel
Brad Williams: Bass/Upright/Mandolin
Mike Nelson: Drums

Special Guests:
Todd May: Background Vocals
Tim Mclaughlin: Piano/B3
Gabriel O’brien: Percussion
Adam Schlenker: Ac. Gtr. Solo
Robin Brown: Fiddle
Andy And Samuel Heininger: Background Vocals
Mike Shay: Room Noises
Tania Schade: Photography

Review: Adobe and Teardrops
"You may remember Jeff German's first album from a few years ago. It was a barnstormer of a Midwest rock album. 12 Packs, in contrast, is a more sober affair. German, best known for the Cur Dogs and as a backing musician for other Columbus acts like Lydia Loveless, is a straightforward lyricist. The songs get their punch from the way German and the Blankety Blanks sell the them: no frills and with 100% commitment.

The Blankety Blanks show they can dig in to to the bleak prairie loneliness of "Hang On" (which features another Lydia Loveless sideman and regular Adobe & Teardrops customer, Todd May) just as well as the for-friends-only jam "Woodshed." These may not be complex songs, but they sure do capture a wide range of emotions. "



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