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Genus Americanas

by Red Idle Rejects

Lyrically authentic, catchy Americana tunes with excellent instrumentation.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Mr. Jones and the Moon
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2. Company Oxygen Machine
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3. Whispering Game
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4. Hewn from a Loving Hand
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5. Own Damn Fool
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6. Table Leg
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7. New Striped Shirt
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8. Neighborly Thing
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9. Cracked and Mirrored Haze
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10. Don't Tell Me What to Do
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Parkbench Reviews: "If you yearn to tune in to the Johnny Cash of your generation, let me introduce you to the Red Idle Rejects. They play their boisterous songs with a refreshingly uncluttered energy. There's an insistence to these songs that remind us of the essence of rock and country, expressing truths that need to be shouted. At the epicenter is the originality of the material. The album creates a song portrait of America--our concerns, our hopes, our gripes, our obligations. It is a wake-up call to ourselves and as such well worth listening to."

Roger Bowie, Radio 13 New Zealand: "Four stars! This is a very pleasing and easily accessible collection of tunes."


Paul Riley, Country Music People Magazine: "Red Idle Rejects reach album number four. This one embraces country and rock and all the new songs are originals penned by lead singer Steve Bowling. The new songs are mostly upbeat with just a few ballads.

Opening track, Mr. Jones and the Moon, has a kind of rock meets country feel. It features a fiddle solo and some fine guitar work. The song features the lyric, "Everbody's angry except for me and you". It's a strong start. The wonderfully titled Company Oxygen Machine deals with how life can grind down the working man. It's a kind of angry-young-man type of song. Steve Bowling's vocal drips with passion. It's kind of depressing listening to this track, but it is a superb song.

The lyrics on Red Idle Rejects new release are important. Hewn From a Loving Hand is a song rooted in the past which deals with the passing of time. The vocal here is more subdued, with a touch of resignation.

Red Idle Rejects are at their most country on Cracked and Mirrored Haze. This foot-tapping delight has a fiddle an old-style country feel. The final song, Don't Tell me What To Do, is a cracker. It's a rock song that is almost a reply to all the left-wing political songs of recent times. The angry vocalist, Steve Bowling, sings, "Speak, speak, speak, speak, speak whatever's on your mind; before some nitwit declares it hate-speech and calls it a crime. Go on and fight, fight, fight, fight, fight political correctness...". The song, which embraces a kind of nothing-to-lose philosophy, features a superb vocal which almost attacks the well-written lyrics. Red Idle Rejects have ended on a big high. The track is a welcome burst of fresh air.

As usual, the Red Idle Rejects have created an entertaining album. This time around we have a mature release with depth and style. The lyrics written by Steve Bowling should make us think about life, relationships, work, and politics. Genus Americanas is a brave, thoughtful release, probably the band's best album so far.

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