Viva Satellite

Viva Satellite

by Todd SniderTodd Snider

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Overview

It may not be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but the third studio release from southern rocker Todd Snider sure sounds like it. There are plenty of suspended and liberated guitar breaks here, plus a gentle country twang, and despite the annoying imitation of Tom Petty on several tracks, Viva Satellite has enough of a good-ol'-boy honky-tonk feel, that it can stand well on its own merit. With a distinctive bluegrass/pop country slant, Todd Snider has produced a collection of familiar sounding melodies that will win you over. The reverence paid to the masters of countrified blues-rock Arlo Guthrie and Neil Young may be a bit on the heavy side, however on cuts like "Rocket Fuel," and the gospel-tinged "Godsend," Todd Snider proves he has a signature style all his own.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811172626
catalogNumber: 11726
Rank: 98150

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Todd Snider   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jacqueline Johnson   Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Rick Steff   Clavichord,Hammond Organ
Joe Mariencheck   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Fuzz Guitar
Joe McLeary   Drums
Paul Buchignani   Drums
David Zollo   Piano

Technical Credits

Todd Snider   Songwriter,Producer,Engineer
John Hampton   Producer,Engineer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Matt Martone   Engineer

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