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Fervor / Lost & Found

Jason & The Scorchers

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Jason & the Scorchers weren't quite the first band that attempted to fuse country and punk rock, but no one before them (and precious few since) did it in a way that honored what was best about both genres. Jason Ringenberg's feral vocals, Warner Hodges' growling guitar, and the hard snap of Perry Baggs' drums and Jeff Johnson's bass made for pure, overdriven rock & roll, but Ringenberg made no attempt to soften the natural twang of his voice or the rural influences in his lyrics, and the group's country accents were honest, pure, and un-ironic, and arguably closer to the heart of classic country than most of what was coming out of Nashville in the early '80s. While Jason & the Scorchers made their recorded debut with an indie EP in 1982, it was the 1983 EP Fervor that won them a contract with EMI-America and gained them an international audience, and this two-fer CD pairs up Fervor with the group's first full-length album, 1985's Lost & Found, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better representation of this group at its peak. Fervor opens with a supercharged cover of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie" that outruns everything else on the EP, but the original tunes are where the Scorchers really show off their stuff; "Pray for Me, Mama (I'm a Gypsy Now)" practically channels Merle Haggard, "Hot Nights in Georgia" and "Harvest Moon" rock hard while acknowledging their Nashville roots, and "Help, There's a Fire" is an irresistibly silly would-be single. Lost & Found upped the ante on Fervor and left no doubt that the EP's excellence was no fluke. "Last Time Around" and "White Lies" charge out of the gate like a thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby, but the roaring cover of "Lost Highway" let the song run wild without robbing it of its pathos, and "Shop It Around," "Broken Whiskey Glass," and especially "Far Behind" mirror the flinty, heart-tugging passion of vintage Nashville songwriting at its best. Fervor and Lost & Found were hardly the only good records Jason & the Scorchers would make, but they rarely hit on all cylinders as strongly as they did with these two sets, and together on one disc they make for an essential country-punk blowout any alt-country fan should hear. [EMI previously reissued Fervor and Lost & Found on one disc in 1996 under the title Both Sides of the Line, but this new version has been remastered and restores the original artwork for both records.]
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1
Absolutely Sweet Marie
00:03:13

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Bob Dylan, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

2
Hot Nights In Georgia
00:02:31

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer - Jeff Johnson, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Help There's A Fire
00:02:52

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer - Jerry Ringenberg, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

4
Pray For Me, Mama (I'm A Gypsy Now)
00:02:30

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer - Jeff Johnson, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

5
I Can't Help Myself
00:03:52

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - TIM KREKEL, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

6
Harvest Moon
00:03:22

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer - Jeff Johnson, Producer - Jim dickinson, Producer - Warner Hodges, Producer - Jack Emerson, Producer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

7
Both Sides Of The Line
00:03:52

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Stipe, Composer - Jason Ringenberg, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1984 Capitol Records, LLC

8
Last Time Around
00:03:02

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer - Perry Baggs, Composer - Jeff Johnson, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

9
White Lies
00:03:21

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Perry Baggs, Composer - Larry Napier, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

10
If Money Talks
00:02:34

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Perry Baggs, Composer - Larry Napier, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

11
I Really Don't Want To Know
00:04:30

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Don Robertson, Writer - Howard Barnes, Writer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

12
Blanket Of Sorrow
00:02:20

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

13
Shop It Around
00:02:57

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

14
Lost Highway
00:02:01

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Leon Payne, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

15
Still Tied
00:03:21

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

16
Broken Whiskey Glass
00:03:50

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Jason Ringenberg, Composer - Terry Manning, Producer - Eli Ball, Executive Producer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

17
Far Behind (1984 Version)
00:03:49

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Perry Baggs, Composer - Jeff Johnson, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

18
Change The Tune
00:02:41

Jason & The Scorchers, Main Artist - Robert Johnson, Composer - Jason Ringenberg, Composer

(C) 2008 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

Album Description

Jason & the Scorchers weren't quite the first band that attempted to fuse country and punk rock, but no one before them (and precious few since) did it in a way that honored what was best about both genres. Jason Ringenberg's feral vocals, Warner Hodges' growling guitar, and the hard snap of Perry Baggs' drums and Jeff Johnson's bass made for pure, overdriven rock & roll, but Ringenberg made no attempt to soften the natural twang of his voice or the rural influences in his lyrics, and the group's country accents were honest, pure, and un-ironic, and arguably closer to the heart of classic country than most of what was coming out of Nashville in the early '80s. While Jason & the Scorchers made their recorded debut with an indie EP in 1982, it was the 1983 EP Fervor that won them a contract with EMI-America and gained them an international audience, and this two-fer CD pairs up Fervor with the group's first full-length album, 1985's Lost & Found, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better representation of this group at its peak. Fervor opens with a supercharged cover of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie" that outruns everything else on the EP, but the original tunes are where the Scorchers really show off their stuff; "Pray for Me, Mama (I'm a Gypsy Now)" practically channels Merle Haggard, "Hot Nights in Georgia" and "Harvest Moon" rock hard while acknowledging their Nashville roots, and "Help, There's a Fire" is an irresistibly silly would-be single. Lost & Found upped the ante on Fervor and left no doubt that the EP's excellence was no fluke. "Last Time Around" and "White Lies" charge out of the gate like a thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby, but the roaring cover of "Lost Highway" let the song run wild without robbing it of its pathos, and "Shop It Around," "Broken Whiskey Glass," and especially "Far Behind" mirror the flinty, heart-tugging passion of vintage Nashville songwriting at its best. Fervor and Lost & Found were hardly the only good records Jason & the Scorchers would make, but they rarely hit on all cylinders as strongly as they did with these two sets, and together on one disc they make for an essential country-punk blowout any alt-country fan should hear. [EMI previously reissued Fervor and Lost & Found on one disc in 1996 under the title Both Sides of the Line, but this new version has been remastered and restores the original artwork for both records.]
© Mark Deming /TiVo

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