Liebig, Steuart/The Mentones / Nowhere Calling
Album: Nowhere Calling   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Liebig, Steuart/The Mentones   Added:Jun 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-02 Pull Date: 2006-09-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 3 Aug 20 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 16 Jul 9
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 13, 2010: Memory Select
Iodine Cream
4. Aug 18, 2006: Memory Select
2. Sep 01, 2006: Memory Select
The Single-Double Two-Step
5. Aug 04, 2006: Memory Select
Way High Lonesome
3. Aug 29, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Manchild Hustle
6. Jul 28, 2006: Memory Select
Manchild Hustle

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-06-28
Bar-band rock crossed with twisty prog/jazz writing. Deliciously blazing and bluesy, even.

Definite rock energy here; a particular treat is the harmonica, played in a hybrid of blues and free jazz to give the session that dusty backroads-bar sound. Strong beats, mid/fast tempos, loud rock blaring (even though it's sax and harmonica leading the melody), twisty odd time signatures, and some wild-ass solos (1,12). Liebig fuzzes out his bass for some guitar-hero antics here and there. Loads of instrumental fun; play it all. FCC clean.

1- Mid/fast with some crazy harmonica; 6/8 time
2- Rockin' bass intro, into driving midtempo rock
3- Rolling, *very* vaguely Indian feel under boppin' sax. Mid/fast.
4- Funky but in odd time (10/8?), kinda prog/blues/rock. Cool!
5- Fast; tricky pinpoint dancing feel. Still rocks, though.
6- Slow, spare, disjoint
7- Slowish, w/blazing gut-punching sax solo
8- Halting, Eastern-meditation feel, in a brash way
9- Slowish country loping
10- Mid/fast, very strong beat
11- Midtempo "crime jazz," fun and bouncy
12- Strong bluesy feel, mid/fast and loud, *crazy* soloing
13- Short free-jazzy statement, energetic

Track Listing
1. Manchild Hustle   7. Rocking Chair
2. Chatterbox   8. Back Seat, White Cadillac
3. Way High Lonesome   9. Angel City Dust
4. Double Blade Axe   10. Hardcase
5. The Single-Double Two-Step   11. Daisy Man
6. Coal   12. Iodine Cream
  13. Rooster Rocket