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For Lovers Only [Southern Culture on the Skids]

  • 1. For Lovers Only
    2. Biscuit Eater
    3. Barnyard Ballbuster
    4. Nashville Toupee
    5. Fatman's Twist
    6. Skunk
    7. Sheik's Walk
    8. Wish I Was in Love
    9. Daddy Was a Preacher But Mama Was a Go-Go Girl
    10. King of the Mountain
    11. Man That Wrestles the Bear, The
    12. Link's Lung
    13. Clyde's Lament
    14. For Lovers Only (Reprise)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2108

  • Credits
    ProducerDave Schmitt
    EngineerDave Schmitt

    Personnel: Rick Miller (vocals, guitar); Mary Huff (vocals, fiddle, organ); Spencer Adams (vocals, saxophone); Dave Hartman (vocals, drums, bongos, castanets, tambourine); Lee Roy Critters (sound effects).
    Audio Mixer: Dave Schmitt.
    Recording information: Kudzu Ranch (06/1992-07/1992); Lounge, Hwy 54 West, Orange County, NC (06/1992-07/1992); Lounge, Orange County, NC (06/1992-07/1992); S.C.O.T.'S Gassed and Gone Studio (06/1992-07/1992); SCOT's Gassed And Gone Studio (06/1992-07/1992).
    Photographers: D. Kent Thompson; Kent Thompson.
    Arranger: Southern Culture on the Skids.
    North Carolina trio Southern Culture on the Skids has created an instantly-addictive high-octane mix of raucous rockabilly, R&B, surf, and punk influences that is unique and wildly exciting. Bracketed by the swinging, two-part "For Lovers Only," singer-guitarist Rick Miller's knowing, sly lyrics examine the subtleties of rural Southern culture, including such unapologetic anthems as "Biscuit Eater," the delirious "Barnyard Ballbuster," and "Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl."
    In less skillful hands, these lyrical preoccupations might seem like heavy-handed satire or mean-spirited attacks. But Miller, bassist/organist Mary Huff, and drummer David Hartman obviously know and respect the region and its people. The songs are humorous celebrations of, as the brilliant band name suggests, a vanishing culture. More importantly, this album really smokes.

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