The Very Best Of... by Robbie Fulks
Don’t let the title fool you (we all know what a smart-ass Robbie can
be), this was all unreleased material!!! Some of it was old, some of it
was new, some of it was borrowed, and some of it wasblue (if you know
what we mean). There are brand new songs (recorded with Steve Albini),
a demo or two, a couple of live cuts, some soundtrack weirdness, a
couple of things left off his first two Bloodshot CDs, and a killer duet with Kelly Willis ("Parallel Bars"). All in all, it’s a Fulk-narian
delight full of old school honky-tonk grooves, hum along roots/pop
finger-snappers, bluegrass foot stomps, and some genuinely hi-larious
novelties. This CD pulls out all the musical stops and hits the station
with enough bluster and steam to fog your glasses and mess up your 'do.
Features appearances from most of Robbie's favorite co-horts including The Skeletons and bluegrass icons Special Consensus, and some homey cover art by Chicago's own country music cartoonist, Heather McAdams.
Worth the price of admission for Robbie's liner notes ALONE!!!
(From Bloodshot Records)