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Cruel Sun

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Primal Scream
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Send Me On My Way
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Tree
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Won't Be Long
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!@#*
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Cat Turned Blue
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Artificial Winter
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Where She Runs
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Martyr
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Back To The Earth
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Scattered
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 54:42

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Tribal music from Picksburgh

GLEN-BASS-PLAYER

I saw these folks a number of times in the early 90s when they were getting together in Pittsburgh PA. They're reggae-ish, but better. New and good, even thought they've been around a while.

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Bring me More!

EMUSIC-0096F349

These guys remind me so much of early Spirit of the West - whom I absolutely loved. Bring me more! I want to see where these guys go.

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Worship Them!

ginnybell

I adore Rusted Root. We just saw them live this weekend and I had to get some more songs, so I could keep living the dream! My favorite song of all time is Cat Turned Blue. I can listen to it a thousand times. Anything else by them is just wonderful. You can't go wrong!

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The Song That's Worth Downloading

Donawolfe

I completely agree with Grendal. "Send Me On My Way" is truly the ultimate travel/driving song. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, you might recognize it as the main theme from the first Ice Age movie.

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Best driving song ever!!

grendel25

This is a great album. Send Me on My Way is the best driving song ever. Listen to it. You won't be disappointed.

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You've got to have it!

GFunk

Rusted Root has been one of the most influential bands that I've ever listened to. I've seen them live @ 30 times, and own everything they've ever released. They're the best!

They Say All Music Guide

Rusted Root’s concept of course on Cruel Sun is to infuse worldbeat licks into passionate rock music in order to make it more passionate still. There’s a tribal element to the proceedings, announced by the Aztec-looking death’s head on the cover and followed up by the chants and environmentalist messages on the disc. The songs all pull you in: the drumming thunders along, the largely acoustic guitar work is quick and harmonious, and there are lots of nice hooks and riffs. But the influences show far too much: the anthemic guitar work and declamatory vocals are right out of U2; the African vocal riff from “Send Me on My Way” is bad Ladysmith Black Mambazo; and the little quaver Mike Glabicki frequently gets in his voice is far too reminiscent of Roxy Music. On the other hand, the flute work on “Cat Turned Blue” is classy and does not sound at all like Jethro Tull. “Artificial Winter” builds very effectively to its ritual frenzy and makes good use of Liz Berlin’s passionate cries. Cruel Sun walks that fine line between vision and pretension with just a little wobbling. Amazingly, even when you see the strings, the album still works, still compels, still rocks. – Kurt Keefner

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