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Lenno
04-23-2003, 08:41 AM
In the British UNCUT music magazine, RDM gets 4 out of 5 stars and the review is as follows:

"On their last album, Smile, The JH perfected a bright, sparkling, radio-friendly pop-rock confection laden with winning hooks and cracking tunes. RDM, their first for Lost Highway, is not so much alt.country as classic late-60's Byrds/Burritos style country rock. Helmed by Ethan Jons (who produces Ryan Adams), it's all acoustic guitars, rich jangling melodies and heavenly harmonies.
On "Stumbling...", Tailspin and Will I See You in Heaven, Gary Louris has come up with some of his most memorable compositions to emerge as a kind of country cousin of Neill Finn, while "Save it for a rainy day"and "Madman" could have easily made it on to The Eagles' "Desporado" (a notion only enhanced by the guesting of Bernie Leadon). You wondered how they could top "Smile"? With RDM, the JH have gone and done it".
Nigel Williamson


In the magazine, there's also an ad for gigs in London (one sold out) and in Glasgow with picture (the couch one).

greetinx,
Lenno

LiladyK
04-23-2003, 09:31 AM
the reviews always refer to 'Bernie Leadon from the Eagles'....they always either forget, don't know, or think it won't matter as much to the reader if they note that he was also one of those guys that knew how to make mexican food fly just like a beautiful songbird:rolleyes:

And now, even when they do mention FBB in the article itself!

cbashley
05-01-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by LiladyK
....they always either forget, don't know, or think it won't matter as much to the reader...

It was unfortunate timing that the Burritos fell afoul of ... no sooner had they recorded their swansong (Last of the Red Hot Burritos) and had their founder die at Joshua Tree then the Eagles suddenly blew up out of nowhere with a watered down version of what the pioneers had just finished doing. The album sales alone would be enough for reviewers to mention just the Big Success Story when Bernie gets mentioned ... interestingly when you're talking influences the Byrds, Burritos, Dillard & Clark and even Bernie's other band (Hearts & Flowers) mostly beat the Eagles hands down.

JayB
05-06-2003, 05:18 AM
interestingly when you're talking influences the Byrds, Burritos, Dillard & Clark and even Bernie's other band (Hearts & Flowers) mostly beat the Eagles hands down.

The Eagles were to "Country Rock" what Michael Jackson was to Soul and R&B! They popularised it with the aforementioned watered down version, easily digestible for the masses.