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He's Drunk

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Green Beer
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Ready
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Breaker, Breaker
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For Your Sister
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Believe
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I Feel Your Pain
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Let It All Hang Out
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Small Day
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Rocky Top
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Which One Are You?
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Major/Minor
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 32:57

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I can't believe...

smartyboots

...I first heard this record 20 years ago. It's really stood the test of time. There's not a bad cut on here, but my faves are Let It All Hang Out and, of course, Rocky Top.

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Refreshing refinement

barium

Scrawl followed their debut (Plus Also Too) with a similar but refined sophomore record. Somewhere in the midst of the hithering thithering din, harmony breaks out... or rather settles down... and an edgy intimacy emerges. Only Scrawl could take the bluegrass staple Rocky Top and turn it into mournful love song worthy of being sung about, not the mountains, but that tattooed loner guy the outsider girl could never get to notice her. But that's only for those privy to her diary. The rest of the world gets her wrath and venom tinged with a hint of sweetness and fuzz. Listen closely with volume high.

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Perfect

carfare

An underappreciated classic that is so strong in so many ways, it’s just about perfect. The ballads (dig “Which One Are You?”) soar, the rockers (“Breaker, Breaker,” “Let it all Hang Out”) crunch, and the rest alternately swagger, weep, flip you the bird, and give you a peck on the cheek. The playing sounds like God’s own bar band, and the vocals are just spine-chilling. A real winner.

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Though Scrawl still sounds ragged and tentative in the studio, He’s Drunk is much better than their debut, with across-the-board improvement. The band sounds more comfortable with each other and the first instances of the band’s knack for committing catchy folk-punk to tape peek through (“Green Beer,” “Breaker Breaker”). Rough production cramps some of the tunefulness, but it’s not as demo-sounding as their previous LP. One of Scrawl’s distinct features over bands of their time was their ability to handle familial relationships and friendship issues without sounding dopey; “For Your Sister” is one such example. A cover of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant’s “Rocky Top” lends a bit of cowpunk edge, and a rare occasion where Scrawl show their sense of humor (also see their Paula Abdul homage on Bloodsucker) looms on a version of “Let it All Hang Out”: “Black clothes, white white tan/ That’s the way I catch my man, uh huh.” – Andy Kellman

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