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Mascara Falls


  • 1. Goodbye Betty-Jean
    2. Barbs
    3. Miss Liberty
    4. City of Your Heart
    5. Halfway Hotel
    6. Amelia Earhart Waltz, The
    7. Lucky You
    8. Sheila
    9. Big Bass Drum
    10. Used Car
    11. Greyhound
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 014

  • Credits
    ProducerRoger Moutenot
    EngineerRoger Moutenot

    Personnel: Heather Eatman (vocals, electric guitar); Kenny Greenberg (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro); Roger Moutenot (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, Moog synthesizer, percussion); Tommy Spurlock (acoustic guitar); Pat Buchanan (electric guitar, 12-string guitar); Dennis Matkosky (piano, organ); J.D. Blair (drums); Kirby Shelstad (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Peter Bunetta; Roger Moutenot.
    Recording information: Ray Kennedy's Room & Board, Nashville, TN; Studio 33, Nashville, TN.
    Illustrator: Heather Eatman.
    Photographer: Ken Shung.
    Given that Heather Eatman was just the second performer ever signed to John Prine's Oh Boy imprint (the first being Prine himself, of course), it's safe to assume that her debut would closely follow the label's party line, delivering literate folk-pop characterized by considerable wit and poignancy. Mascara Falls doesn't disappoint on those counts, but to peg her as little more than a distaff Prine wanna-be is to ignore the originality of Eatman's vision; songs like "Used Car," "Big Bass Drum" and "Miss Liberty" are Gothic character studies closer in spirit to the fiction of Flannery O'Connor than conventional folk music, complete with lyrics possessing a real flair for poetic physical imagery. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (2-3/96, p.91) - "Another regional issue from the FAST FOLK people, who have become the singer/songwriter era's counterpart to the old field collectors of traditional ballads....and as is usually the case with FF disks there are some pleasant discoveries...".
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