Willie T & Doctor X | Hogs On Ice

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Hogs On Ice

by Willie T & Doctor X

Choodlin' pop/folk/blues duo with a rock & roll attitude and full-band production.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Just Want My Baby Back
3:14 $0.99
2. All's Not Quiet at the Western Front
2:55 $0.99
3. Christine, You're the Queen o' My Dreams
3:29 $0.99
4. The Shadow
3:54 $0.99
5. Running 'Round in Circles
3:10 $0.99
6. December 8th
3:37 $0.99
7. Pagan Dreams
4:32 $0.99
8. The Action
3:38 $0.99
9. Such A Tricky Word
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Willie T & Doctor X are a dynamic, Boston-based singer/songwriter duo, performing an exciting mix of original songs and off the beaten track covers. Their music evokes an overall 1970s roots-rock feel, delivered with an authenticity that comes from growing up with that sound as teenagers and performing it themselves for decades! They've cut their teeth on the club and college circuit throughout the Northeastern United States, dishing out their distinctive brand of acoustic rock, folk, and blues. Willie T's deep, resonant, vocal style and masterful self-accompaniment on guitar is backed by Doctor X's soulful blues harmonica and gutsy vocals. On their "Hogs On Ice" CD they have been joined by some of the most talented performers in the Boston area. Their musical influences are wide ranging--from Lennon & McCartney to Chris Smither, Leon Redbone, Little Walter, Johnny Cash, Warren Zevon, and lots of lesser known artists like Ron Eliot, John Martyn, Randy Burns, Al Anderson, and many more!

Their recordings capture on disc the exuberant spirit and drive so typical of their live performances. Willie T's passionate lyricism takes the listener tripping through the minefields of impossible relationships (check out "Such A Tricky Word"). He wrestles with the assassination of beloved rock troubadour John Lennon (December 8th), and paints a colorful picture of Cambridge nightlife on the poor side of town (All's Not Quiet at the Western Front). This serious side is wonderfully counterbalanced by Doctor X's dry wit and oh, so irreverent humor (try on "Pagan Dreams" for size!). "Christine, You're the Queen o' My Dreams", also sung by Doctor X, has a wholesome downtime bar-band feel, with its bluesy funk rhythm groove. On "The Action", his pre-"Satisfaction" Rolling Stones delivery drives like a train. Willie T's "Running 'Round in Circles" has the most commercial potential of the nine songs in this collection. Nashville take notice--in the right producer's hands, this song could well be a hit on the pop/country crossover charts.

Yes, these guys are hard to pigeonhole. This is just really fun music, plain and simple. Willie T & Doctor X are pointedly unbound by the narrowly defined genres that the major labels are so fond of squeezing artists into.

"Living proof that the major labels miss the best musicians: Saturday nights at the Honky Tonk have never been more fun! Willie T & Doctor X have the energy, enthusiasm, talent and attitude that make music captivating (not to mention downright fun)...This is chart topping stuff!"
-The Wizard, FKAP Wizard Radio, Kosciusko, MS

"A small pearl in a very large oyster bed"
-Francis DiMenno, The Noise, Cambridge, MA

"Willie T And Doctor X. Pop/Folk/Blues. CD title"Hogs On Ice" One track sideloaded from LIVE365 music library. All's Is Not Quiet At The Western Front" and I've also added from the same CD title two more tracks "Pagan Dreams" and "Running 'Round In Circles". Great Music. Deep vocals and nice acoustics. I love the entire CD. "
-Joymusique89, IMIXRADIO.com, Chicago, IL

Willie T and Doctor X: Hogs on Ice: "...These guys have a great folky songwriter style to their songs - so much that we could phantom the possibility of this band opening up for 'Blues Traveler'. "
- Dert Online, Picks & Nix (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)



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Sandy Bristol

benefit purchase pleasantly surprised
I purchased this to help benefit the music program in Winchester MA without knowing anything about the music. When it arrived I popped it in the CD player and was pleasantly surprised. It's great!

Eric Doberman

A Strong Recommendation For "Hogs on Ice".
What can I say? This record is pure class. Clever lyrics and understated arrangements hit you like really strong coffee after a hangover from too much indie rock rubbish...Refreshing.

andy baron

a must buy
wonderful cd...each and every song. a must buy!