Robbie Fulks – Gone Away Backward

  • September 2, 2013

Alt-country veteran Robbie Fulks’ latest album, Gone Away Backward, is a return to form, but also a return to Bloodshot Records after more than a decade away. With producer Steve Albini (Sparklehorse, Pixies, Television) by his side, the alt-country legend revisits childhood in the country and the bygone days of small town America, when time passed by slowly and life was simple and everyone worked hard. Fulks’ witty narratives are backed by rich instrumentation including banjo, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, finger-picked guitar and vocals. Highlights among the 12 tracks include: the superbly written openers “I’ll Trade You Money For Wine” and “Where I Fell”; the tearjerker “When You Get To The Bottom”; and the bluegrass tinged “Long I Ride” and “Sometimes The Grass Is Really Greener.” If you’re a Robbie Fulks fan, you will very pleased by this release and if you are new to Fulks’ music, go out and get this album – it’s great! – Written by JFelton



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