Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.: Expanded (2-CD)

Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.: Expanded (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  RHI 741352

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Label: Rhino

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - p.104
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Yoakam] mixed a folkie wistfulness with fast-moving honky-tonk drive, pushing country ahead a two-step or two."
Q - p.150
3 stars out of 5 -- "Dwight Yoakam's debut was a fantastically twangy blend of tears, beers, and blue-collar grit..."
Dirty Linen - p.61
"This is a darn good release for Yoakam fans who really want to get a sense of his output and energy back when he made a name for himself..."
No Depression - p.102
"GUITARS, CADILLACS remains, more than two decades on, a remarkable -- even essential -- record."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.This Drinkin' Will Kill Me
  • 2.It Won't Hurt
  • 3.I'll Be Gone
  • 4.Floyd Country
  • 5.You're The One
  • 6.Twenty Years
  • 7.Please Daddy
  • 8.Miner's Prayer
  • 9.I Sang Dixie
  • 10.Bury Me
  • 11.Honky Tonk Man
  • 12.It Won't Hurt
  • 13.I'll Be Gone
  • 14.South Of Cincinnati
  • 15.Bury Me - (with Maria McKee)
  • 16.Guitars, Cadillacs
  • 17.Twenty Years
  • 18.Ring Of Fire
  • 19.Miner's Prayer
  • 20.Heartaches By The Number

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Honky Tonk Man
  • 2.Guitars, Cadillacs
  • 3.Rocky Road Blues
  • 4.Heartaches By The Number
  • 5.I'll Be Gone
  • 6.It Won't Hurt
  • 7.My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  • 8.South of Cincinnati
  • 9.Mystery Train
  • 10.Ring Of Fire
  • 11.Since I Started Drinking Again

Product Description:

GUITARS, CADILLACS, ETC., ETC. is an expanded version of an EP of the same title released on Oak Records in 1984.
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Maria McKee (vocals); Pete Anderson (electric guitar, 6-string bass); Jay Dee Maness, Ed Black (pedal steel); David Mansfield (mandolin, dobro); Brantley Kearns (fiddle, background vocals); Glen D. Hardin, Gene Taylor (piano); J.D. Foster (bass, background vocals); Jeff Donavan (drums).
Engineers: Dusty Wakeman (tracks 1, 5-6, 10); Brian Levi (tracks 2-4, 7-9).
Recorded at Excalibur Studio, Studio City, California and Capitol Studio B, Hollywood, California.
Includes a bonus disc.
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, guitar); Jerry McGee (guitar); Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel guitar); David Mansfield (mandolin); Glen D. Hardin (piano); Robert Wilson (bass guitar); Stu Perry (drums).
Just as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson had done a decade-plus earlier, Dwight Yoakam arrived out of left field in the mid '80s with a fresh, honest sound that breathed fresh air into what had become a bland, commercialized country music scene. The later-for-the-b.s. New Traditionalist movement had already gotten under way via such artists as Rosanne Cash and John Anderson, but Yoakam hammered the message home in a major way, appealing to the pop/rock audience with his swaggering, bad-boy image and visceral approach.
GUITARS, CADILLACS, ETC., ETC. set the template Yoakam would follow for much of his career. The album is heavily influenced by the mid-'60s Bakersfield sound of Merle Haggard and (especially) Buck Owens. Some of the songs here are updated versions of old-school country classics (Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Man"), but even Yoakam's original tunes sound like they were cut from the same vintage cloth.
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  • Sales Rank: 43,406
  • UPC: 081227413521
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