When Was The Last Time You Played This Album?

The Notorious Cherry Bombs “The Notorious Cherry Bombs”

Today’s Cool Album of the day (#144 in the Series) is the self titled album by, The Notorious Cherry Bombs.

OK, who knows who these guys are?   I’ll explain.

Rodney Crowell was an original member of EmmyLou Harris’ Hot Band in the 70s.  Gaining notoriety there, he decided to act on a solo career and began forming his own band.  It wasn’t known at the time, but he put together of band of players that would become some of the most well known players (with in the industry, not really house hold names except for one) in country, country rock and even rock in roll.

Vince Gill was brought in play just about every string instrument. Mandolin, guitar, electric guitar, violin, banjo, dobro and on and on.

Hank DeVito would play on everyone’s record and write a ton of hits.

Richard Bennett would play guitar in Mark Kopfler’s band for years. He still does.

Emory Gordy, Jr. and Glen Hardin filled out the lineup.

After 30 years, Rodney decided to ‘Put The Band Back Together!’  This album was the result.

It had a  couple great rock and roll tracks included Let it Roll, Let it Ride and Sweet Little Lisa.

Sweet Little Lisa has been covered by everyone including Albert Lee and Dave Edmunds.

There are a few superb ballads such as Making Memories of Us and Heart of a Jealous Man.

One song however was the one that got the airplay.  How this wasn’t a HUGE country hit I’ll never know.  It’s called It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night that Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long.  What a track.  A must hear.  Last night I watching a Lewis Black stand up DVD and even he was talking about it!

The Notorious Cherry Bombs was released in 2004.

It reached #135 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and #23 on the Country Album Charts.

Here’s Hard to Kiss the Lips followed by Dave Edmunds performing Sweet Little Lisa.

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2 responses

  1. R J Beauvais

    I just picked this CD up (I prefer term album, but time does move on)for 4 bucks including shipping at Amazon. Best 4 dollars I have spent since I paid .50 at Building 19 1/2 for Strange Affair by the band Help Yourself.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:37 am

  2. Did you pick recently or did you pick it up after seeing it here?

    Also, it’s OK to still say album. Album does not mean vinyl.

    An album is a collection of something. It could be photos, it could be music. You bought an album of music, on CD form.

    Albums have come in LP form, in 8track form, in cassette form and not CD form.

    Radio started this calling it CD craze. They didn’t want listeners thinking they were playing LPs when CDs became the rage. So they started saying things like This is From so and so’s new CD.

    Hope you like the Cherry Bombs!

    September 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

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