Hitting The Ground - Gordon Gano
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  • Summary: The Violent Femmes' leader emerges with his very first solo release some 20 years after that band's formation. Here, Gano is joined by a star-studded cast that includes John Cale, They Might Be Giants, Mary Lou Lord, Lou Reed, Linda Perry, PJ Harvey and Frank Black.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    The collection not only shows the unexpected range of Gano's songwriting ability, but leaves you humming and wanting more. [Oct 2002, p.104]
  2. Nothing matches the artists' very best work--but, excepting a ghastly appearance by Linda Perry, it's still mostly fun.
  3. Writing for others showcases Gano's versatility.
  4. 60
    Like most homage platters, the affair is only as strong as its weakest moments. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  5. A brisk, varied and entertaining little package. [Oct 2002, p.126]
  6. None of these tracks are all that interesting beyond a listen or two-- even the best ones get tired fast.
  7. 40
    His choked yelp and hootenanny backing suggest fun should be had. It isn't. [#10, p.116]

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