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by Twelve-Gauge Persuaders

This is the debut album of the mighty Twelve-Gauge Persuaders and offers an excellent cross-section of thier material, from balls-out rockers like Hell's Handbasket to heartbreaking laments like Oh, Rachel. This is the good stuff.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Anywhere But Memphis
3:05 $0.99
2. Thinkin' 'Bout Leavin'
2:52 $0.99
3. It Ain't Me You Need to Save
4:09 $0.99
4. Twenty Years
3:36 $0.99
5. The Girl Downstairs
5:18 $0.99
6. You Don't Deserve Your Woman
3:33 $0.99
7. Oh, Rachel
3:55 $0.99
8. Do You Want to Feel My Love?
5:23 $0.99
9. Shake Me Down to the Bone
3:57 $0.99
10. Like a River
4:08 $0.99
11. First Day of Spring
4:19 $0.99
12. Hell's Handbasket
3:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Crumble is the debut album by North Carolina's mighty Twelve-Gauge Persuaders. The all original material by Greg Bauman and Scott Stambaugh displays a surprisingly varied and mature approach to songcraft, while the musicianship displays a chemistry that few bands can boast of.

The album kicks off with Stambaugh's Anywhere But Memphis, a country-rock gem that is immediately accessible and impossible to shake. The Bauman crafted, Stone's influenced lick that ignites Thinkin' 'Bout Leavin' completely transforms a song that started life as a bluegrass inspired Stambaugh solo song. It was this transformation for which the phrase "Persuaderator" was coined.

From there a trio of Bauman originals, the rockin' It Ain't Me You Need To Save, the heartbreaking Twenty Years, and the Grand Funk Railroad-like The Girl Downstairs, show the emotional range of the songcraft available to the Persuaders. "It all comes down to this... alone again, at two a.m. in a barroom on Tuesday night," Bauman sings on Twenty Years, summing up a lifetime of losing in one simple refrain.

The country/Motown influenced You Don't Deserve Your Woman gives way to the straight-out country ballad Oh, Rachel, both songs again showing the range Stambaugh and Bauman bring to the table. Do You Want To Feel My Love? is simply superb, as is the straight-ahead rock of Bauman's Shake Me Down To The Bone.

Crumble finishes with three Stambaugh originals; the haunting Like A River, the joyous First Day Of Spring, and the blistering Hell's Handbasket, the last a lament about the difficulty of trying to have fun in the Bible Belt. "How's the Devil and me ever going to win, when nobody 'round here ever wants to sin?" Indeed.

Bauman and Stambaugh have very different styles of writing and singing and yet the personality of the band always shines through. They sound hungry and the music swings with a vibrancy that is infectious. What is perhaps most surprising is the consistant quality of each track on Crumble. There's not a mutt in the bunch; any of them might have been the best cut on a lesser band's album. What you get here, though, are twelve gems by the Twelve-Gauge Persuaders.



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Easily persuaded
Yes indeed, did'nt take much persuading to be blown away by the Twelve-Gauge Persuaders brand new debut album "Crumble". These guys dont waste much time shooting straight from the hip with the excellent lead guitar intro to the Country Rock Opener "Anywhere but Memphis". Some superb Lead guitar throughout this album, never better than on the awesome Do You Want To Feel My Love, and the delightfully irrisistable First Day Of Spring.
Easily one of the best debut albums i've had the pleasure of listening to in a long long while.

Rick Rude

This is the debut album from the NC band Twelve Gauge Persuaders. It's just the right mix of country and rock. Very good song writing and very cool guitar work. If you are a fan of Americana/country rock you will love this record. The album has a very live feel not too much studio polish, but captures the emotion of each tune. Oh Rachel should be in the billboard country top ten. Hells handbasket rocks like southern rock used to when we were listening to Lynard Skynard, Molly Hatchet and Marshall Tucker. These guys should come to Austin TX !