- Released: August 29, 2000
- Label: Sugarhill
No Depression - 11-12/00, p.117
"...Perhaps the most aptly titled album of the year....they're pretty damn funny."
- 1.Grunge Song
- 2.Hillbillies in a Haunted House
- 3.Forty Years Old and I'm Living in My Mom's Garage
- 4.Rasputin's Hmo
- 5.A Hundred Miles of Dry
- 6.Big Rio Grande River
- 7.The Illusion Travels by Stock Car
- 8.Big Ol' Bone
- 9.The Me I Used to Be
- 10.Waitin' on a Call from Don
- 11.The Beautiful Waitress
- 12.Ashville / Crashville
- 13.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)
- 14.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)
Austin Lounge Lizards: Conrad Deisler (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Hank Card (vocals, guitar); Tom Pittman (vocals, pedal steel guitar, banjo); Richard Bowden (vocals, mandolin, fiddle); Boo Resnick (vocals, banjo, crash cymbal); Lex Browning (mandolin, fiddle, bass).
Additional personnel includes: Glover Gill (accordion); Joel Guzman (button accordion); Marcia Ball (piano); Paul Pearcy (drums, chimes, percussion).
Recorded at Electric LarryLand, Austin, Texas.
Personnel: Conrad Deisler (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Lex Browning (vocals, guitar, fiddle); Tom Pittman (vocals, banjo); Boo Resnick (vocals, cymbals); Hank Card (vocals); Richard Bowden (mandolin, fiddle); Glover Gill (accordion); Marcia Ball (piano); Paul Pearcy (drums, percussion, chimes).
Audio Mixers: Conrad Deisler; Boo Resnick; Larry Seyer; Austin Lounge Lizards.
Recording information: Electric Larryland, Austin, TX.
Photographers: Deana Newcomb; Wyatt McSpadden.
One of the more enjoyably bent elements of country music, the Lizards have a habit of being a bit too scattershot for their own good. This set is, therefore, pretty much typical for them, despite the inclusion of "Hillbillies in a Haunted House," with a way too late parody in "Grunge Song," a thematic repeat in "Forty Years Old and I'm Livin' in My Mom's Garage" (which is little more than a continuation of "Wrong End of the Gene Pool"), and so on. However, not all is lost: "Rasputin's HMO" is priceless, "Big Rio Grande River" is a gem of a parody of Tex-Mex and Marty Robbins, and "The Illusion Travels By Stock Car," which mixes Richard Petty with Luis Bunuel, qualifies for the most surreal country song ever recorded. Cumulatively, this is not the best Austin Lounge Lizards effort, but it has more than its share of good moments. ~ Steven McDonald