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Red Beans and Weiss

14 April 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 April 2014
  • Release Date: 11 April 2014
  • Label: Anti/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2014 Chuck E Weiss, Under Exclusive License To Anti, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 48:29
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  • ASIN: B00INXO3PO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,647 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Leonardo27 on 14 April 2014
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It's ironic that, to this day, Chuck E. Weiss is probably still better known for Rikki Lee Jones's song about him in 1979 than for any of his own music.

His long-time buddy Tom Waits, along with Johnny Depp (yes, that Johnny Depp), together "executively produce" this new album, and Depp also pops up on guitar, drums or backing vocals on four of the tracks.

Musically Weiss still inhabits that same beatnik boho world that Waits left behind in the early eighties. If you're among those who still mourn that particular left turn, then Chuck E. Weiss may well be the man for you.

No-one ever pretended that Weiss was any kind of great singer and here he growls, scats and often simply talks his way through what is only his fifth album in thirty something years, but it's right up there with his best. Almost impossible to categorise, Weiss presides as usual over a crazy mishmash of seemingly incongruous styles that shouldn't make any sense as a whole, but somehow does.

As politically incorrect as ever, `The Hink-A-Dink' ("Deep in the jungle where the coconut grows / there's a cool li'l chieftain with a bone in his nose") descends into a voodoo-type chant in Dr John style, whilst the piano-driven "Oo Poo Pa Doo In The Rebop" also tips its hat in the direction of the Night Tripper.

"Hey Pendejo" is a toe-tapping, light-hearted Tex-Mex sing-along that craftily belies the insult in its lyrics, "Exile On Main Street Blues" starts off as a pastiche of an early solo acoustic country blues before the rest of the band break in after about a minute, transforming it into a spirited blues/rock workout, while "Boston Blackie" is a wryly amusing slice of infectious grunge.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pell Mell on 11 May 2014
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The music on this album is in a rockabilly/blues/trad jazz vein with mostly simple catchy rhyming songs that are like nursery rhymes for grown ups. Imagine early Tom Waits with a little help on the lyrics from Ian Dury and the Kilburns.

Exile On Main Street Blues cuts up Rolling Stones lyrics (and even gives song writing credits to Jagger & Richrads) to make a new song, Sushie appears to be about a cat, and only Bomb The Tracks seems to be particulalry serious.

All in all a must play again, and again, package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Audun Jonassen on 7 Aug 2014
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Great record
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By R. K. Smit on 18 July 2014
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So fast and so cheap, unbelievable...........
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jojo Allen on 15 Jun 2014
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Sounds like Chuck E had a good time making this album.
And how could he not, having been turned loose in the studio with a bunch of tracks worthy of a Tom Waits album (or, at the very least, some great outtakes from one!)?
I just wish Mr Weiss would have taken advantage of such funky music, written some great songs over it and given us an album of more weight and substance.
The lyrics are generally childish and repetitive.
Wherever he has good idea he usually chooses to stop there and, lazily, go for the joke.
He might have fleshed out some of the colourful characters his titles suggest rather than to simply chant that title over and over as if things will become more vivid with every repeat.
It's a musically interesting project and a stellar opportunity for artistic acknowledgement to which CEW might have risen a bit further.
Unfortunately, the artist is the least engaging thing about the end result.
Sort of fun to listen to for it's novelty, but I'm not how many times that will hold true.
I guess I expected more.
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