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by Rusty Reid

Rusty Reid's first album, released in the summer of 2001, includes a "best-of" summary of Rusty's songwriting at the time, with songs from Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Genre: Rock: Country-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hot as a Pistol
3:26 $0.99
2. My Other Baby Will
3:02 $0.99
3. No Deposit / No Return
3:07 album only
4. If You Were Me
4:33 $0.99
5. That's the Thing About That
3:17 $0.99
6. Miss Independent
3:41 $0.99
7. Key to the City
4:42 $0.99
8. Known You Twice
4:15 $0.99
9. I Want to Believe
3:29 $0.99
10. Earthquake City
6:22 $0.99
11. Right Before Your Eyes
3:34 $0.99
12. Hurricane
4:22 $0.99
13. Where Do We Go from Now
6:03 $0.99
14. Barbarians
5:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Rusty Reid is a rare bird, a gifted songwriter with beautiful melodies, a reedy baritone voice, deft touch on acoustic and electric guitar AND songs with philosophical and spiritual weight. An authentic child of the 1960s, he never lost the idealism and activist spirit of that age.

Originally released in 2001, years later NWXSW stands as remarkable "hodgepodge." The tunesmithing remains choice, the guitars still twanging, the pop songs are still poppy and fun, the New Wave influenced Houston songs still quirky, the wistful middle songs still deep and compelling, "Earthquake City" still ominously warning of the Big One (for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Earthquake Cities all around the Ring of Fire), "Known You Twice" still stands as one of Rusty's best love songs, "Right Before Your Eyes" reminding that most of us have everything we need to be happy, and "Where Do We Go From Now" a blueprint for higher human evolution. As for "Barbarians," it seems America has found a way to go from bad to worse. Although the song refers not specifically to America but to the worst of human culture in oppressing and assaulting each other and nature, Barbarians now has even more potency than originally with the rise of Trump, nationalism, xenophobia, gross materialism, insane disparity of wealth, and continuing ignorance and nonchalant indifference, if not outright hostility, for Mother Earth.



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