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The Waco Brothers

Do You Think About Me – 1997 (Bloodshot)

Reviewed by Robert Wooldridge

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The Waco Brothers once again explore the common angst of punk and country - with a definite leaning to the former. Only "Arizona Rose" and "You Know Who" feature vocals and instrumentation which would not seem foreign to your traditional-based country listener. While some tracks have insurgent country twang, others are strictly rock oriented. The opening title track recalls the Stones, and others such as "Frightened" and Neil Young's "Revolution Blues" are clearly Clash-like.

Although the Wacos (featuring members of The Mekons and Jesus Jones amongst others) don't display the reverence for country music that Bloodshot labelmates Robbie Fulks and the Grevious Angels appear to have, this one should appeal to the insurgent country listener coming at it from a predominantly punk background.