Jason and the Scorchers - American Legion Party.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - Cry By Night Operator.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - Hell's Gates.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - One More Day of Weekend.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - Take Me Home. Country Roads.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - The Shadow of Night.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - Where Bridges Never Burn.mp3
Jason and the Scorchers - Why Baby Why.mp3
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Album ReviewRolling Stone (3/9/95, p.66) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...the band's first album of the '90s finds the Scorchers not merely reunited but recharged, firing away with an urgency that renews their earliest passion....the Scorchers are the real deal, the spontaneous combustion of country roots and rock & roll fervor..."
Q (3/95, p.100) - 3 Stars - Good - "...the original Scorchers played a hectic punked-up fusion of country, blues and roots, which was lauded for its manic energy levels. Normal service has been resumed here with a collection of pumped-up, hard-drinking, hard-loving, dustblown rockers..." Entertainment Weekly (1/27/95, p.51) - "...Jason Ringenberg with his nasal whine remains a Dixie-fried Joey Ramone, and the band's guitars bash and twang like a demolition derby on tracks. Even with a couple of ballads cooling things down, the Scorchers still strike more than their share of sparks..." - Rating: B
Option (7-8/95, p.112) - "...an instinctive approach to ye old thrash, twang'n'thunder; and a well-honed sense of humor..."
Jason and the Scorchers broke up in 1989, after the lackluster sell-out attempt THUNDER AND FIRE. Following a half-hearted attempt at a mainstream country solo career, Jason Ringenberg wisely gathered together the band's original lineup-guitarist Warner Hodges, bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer Perry Boggs-and started over on a sympathetic indie label. The six-year layoff must have done them a world of good, because 1995's A BLAZING GRACE is the best album of the Scorchers' career. Unlike the more rock-oriented albums the group made prior to their breakup, the twang-to-roar ratio is just right here. Goofy rockers like "American Legion party" and "One More Day of Weekend" show off Ringenberg's yowling voice and Hodges' scorching (sorry) guitar work to their best advantage, and a heartfelt cover of George Jones' "Why Baby Why" sounds like an original.