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Big Wheel and Others

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Sean I
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Big Wheel
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Angel Blood
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Morning Star
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The Burning of the Temple, 2012
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Brighter!
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There Can Be Only One
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Name Written in Water
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Joe Murder
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Everything Has To Be Just-So
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It Means a Lot To Know You Care
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Dealing
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Sooner Cheat Death Than Fool Love
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Satan Is My Toy
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Sean II
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Home on the Range
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Brighter! (feat. Karen Black)
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Untitled Spain Song
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Sean III
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Honesty Is No Excuse
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Aeon Of Aquarius Blues
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Unearthed
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Karen Schoemer

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Karen Schoemer hosts "The Schoemer Show" on WGXC 90.7 fm Hudson/Catskill and www.wgxc.org. She is the author of Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair with '5...more »

10.29.13
Cass McCombs, Big Wheel and Others
2013 | Label: Domino Recording Co

“Big Wheel” could have been just another road song with axle rhythms, blacktop imagery and a Wrangler guitar riff, but Cass McCombs had to Cass McCombs it. The protagonist is no happy-go-lucky blue-collar Joe with 16 tons at his disposal; he’s a borderline sociopath with a hard-on for John Deere and a near-apocalyptic view of manliness. Scoring in truck stops, rhapsodizing on the beauty of “electric storms over lumber yards,” spouting flag-waving hyperbole, this is… read more »

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As good as you could hope it could be.

EMUSIC-00E2E520

This might be darker than Humor Risk, but the real point of reference should be Wit's End--an extremely odd record that starts off with the brilliant "County Line," which I'd put up against any song written in the last 10 years. This record takes "County Line" as a jumping-off point much more than anything else on that record; this is a wildly listenable album, even when it gets strange and uncomfortable. Why it's not an emusic pick is a mystery to me; it's really fantastic.