Album Name: Dreams of Glory
Artist: The Stone Coyotes
Year/Label: 2006 / Red Cat Records
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
First off I want to say I want to hang out with these folks. Their bio states that Barbara Keith (vocals/guitars/slide/keyboards) has written songs that have been recorded by quite famous folks (Barbra Streisand anyone?). Then her husband Doug Tibbles (drums/percussion) used to write for some of my favorite 70s TV shows: “The Munsters”, “Betwitched”, “Andy Griffith”, “My Three Sons”, “Family Affair” and “Love American Style” (great, now I have that theme song in my head). Their son John joined them when he was eleven. I know what you’re thinking…Partridge Family…but no. These guys are way cooler (and I’m not saying the Partridge’s weren’t cool).
This is such a wonderful refreshing record. The songs are so well written and expertly performed. The style would be something like alt.country/rock, but with a skosh of a pop sensibility.
Stand out songs: hard, because they’re all cool, but I particularly like “Party Down the Hall”, “Street of Laredo” (their country comes out here) and “Ace of Spades” sounds a little like it could be an old 80s rock hit. I also like that they’ve included some live songs so you can get a feel for what they’d be like in concert. I hope I get a chance to see them sometime.
When looking them up on CD Baby to get you the “buy” link I saw that this is their 8th record! Eighth, people! Where have I been?? Get this!!!
Posted on June 25, 2007
Listen to track samples while you read
1. Party Down the Hall
2. Blue Mountain
3. Desperate Times
4. Dreams of Glory
5. Johnny Rock’s Cantina
6. Back to New York
7. Bad Luck
8. Streets of Laredo
9. Ace of Spades
10. Peace of Mind
11. Digging for Gold
12. Any Way the Wind Blows (remix)
13. Whole Lotta Money (live)
14. Hammer on the Nail (live)