Stayin' in the Doghouse

Stayin' in the Doghouse

by The Vidalias

CD

Overview

The Vidalias' Charles Walston possesses a singing voice that bears an uncanny, almost frightening resemblance to his fellow Georgian Gram Parsons. At a time when it seemed that everybody and their brother was dropping the country-rock pioneer's name as an influence, being saddled with the comparison could be considered more a curse than blessing. Walston and the other four Vidalias, however, need not worry. There's enough originality here to put to rest any notion that Walston and company are merely an imitation of a novelty. Stayin' in the Doghouse, the Vidalias' second album is a 12-song collection, continuing the great musicianship and first-rate songwriting of 1995's Melodyland. If anything, this record is slightly more consistent than that effort, with the band's sound more focused, due largely to the fact that Walston's songwriting has just gotten better. With a tip of the hat to country-era Byrds, the original Flying Burrito Brothers, and a straight-ahead roots rock sensibility, Stayin' in the Doghouse is a pleasure throughout. Once again, pedal steel guitarist Henry Bruns demonstrates he's a force to be reckoned with, whether it be lightning-quick picking or weeping crescendos. Song highlights include the country-rockin' swagger of "Misery Loves Company," and the minor-keyed "Whose Side Are You On?" with Bruns copping a snippet of melody from the Western movie theme "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" for effect.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2000
Label: Upstart
UPC: 0601143003424
catalogNumber: 34

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vidalias   Primary Artist
Martin Kearns   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Amy Ray   Vocals
Page Waldrop   Guitar,Electric Sitar
Randy Arrant   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Charles Walston   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Jimmy Byrd   Electric Guitar
Jim Johnson   Bass
Lisa Kim   Violin
Peter Arens   Drums
Henry Bruns   Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Jeff Bakos   Producer,Engineer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Marky Ramone   Composer
Jake Guralnick   Executive Producer
Vidalias   Producer
Page Waldrop   Composer
Donal Jones   Producer,Engineer
Randy Arrant   Composer
Jeffrey Mellin   Art Direction
Jimmy Byrd   Engineer
Jim Johnson   Composer
Henry Bruns   Composer
Kevin Juff   Photo Assistance
Charles Walston   Composer

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