Capo on 4th fret / D Am D Am D Am C G D Am D Am Sittin in the kitchen a house in Macon D Am C G Loretta's singing on the radio D Am C G Smell of coffee eggs and bacon D Am C G Car wheels on “Drunken Angel” makes a strong statement as an Americana alt country staple with pure nineties grunge pop vocals and attitude, while “Concrete and Barbed Wire” reverts to an acoustic country waltz with a building arrangement throughout while staying within the old-time country realm. 4:47" car wheels on a gravel road" by lucinda williams. The title track “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” has even more refined and methodical musical elements as a patient yet energetic track which melodically has an almost new wave rock approach. And they mean even more as a whole, demonstrating not that old ways are best — although that meaningless idea may well appeal to her — but that they’re very much with us. Learn to play guitar by chord / tabs using chord diagrams, transpose the key, watch video lessons and much more. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1998 CD release of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road on Discogs. And, astoundingly, that’s what has happened. 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,' which evokes the South of Louisiana and Mississippi almost as well as the best fiction by writers native to those states, is an album that not only should be owned but should be listened to seriously by all fans of Outlaw Country, alt-country, Southern Rock, roots rock, confessional singer songwriters, and the country-rock American Cosmic Music envisioned by Gram … 2:30. Not only is Car Wheels on a Gravel Road more perfect than the two albums that preceded it, which English grammar declares an impossibility, but it achieves its perfection by being more imperfect. The album commences with “Right in Time”, a minor hit with a twangy overall sound (but not so overt as modern country) and, ultimately, a moderate and pleasant mixture of layered guitars. This was a non commercial Americana record that exploded simply from the power of the expressions, and just as much in rock circles as folk and country. Jimbo Mathus’ new release on the Solo Sounds label, Solo Blues Guitar: Jimbo Mathus Performs Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, is both exactly what its title says, and yet infinitely more. "car wheels on a gravel road" by lucinda williams. ],” which is instantly trumped by “Pierce the skin, the blood runs through” and then swoons into a forlorn, unutterably simple “Oh, my baby” — Williams’ every picked-over word and effect has something to say. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, commenced recording in 1995, shortly after Williams signed with American Recordings. “2 Kool 2 Be 4-gotten” starts off with a potent drum shuffle before more subtle guitars, a bass fill in the cool rhythms and a subtle accordion by Bittan. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is her first release since 1992's Sweet Old World, and the road to the album's fruition was a rocky one. It had been six years in the making, and the astonishing level of anticipation by the music critics was only matched in the eventual roar of approval for a collection that most would cite as her crowning glory. Required fields are marked *. 1:14. This truth we repress at everyone’s peril, and without melodrama or sentimentality, Lucinda Williams is one of the rare contemporary artists who can make it real. But not since the openhearted Happy Woman Blues has she gotten so much feeling on tape. The quiet acoustic closer “Jackson”completes the record in a very moody and beautiful way. waldbeth. There’s no single song here that makes as indelible a statement as “Passionate Kisses,” and probably no hits, not even for Mary-Chapin Carpenter. Label: Mercury - 558 338-2 • Format: CD HDCD, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country, Folk 1992’s Sweet Old World had even more modest commercial success but was widely recognized for its fine songwriting. Six Wheels on My Wagon Review. Whether it’s the interrupted childhood memories of the title track, the imagistic shifts of “2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten,” the one-chord rant chant “Joy” or the rerecorded old song “I Lost It,” Williams’ cris de coeur and evocations of rural rootlessness — about juke joints, macho guitarists, alcoholic poets, loved ones locked away in prison, loved ones locked away even more irreparably in the past — are always engaging in themselves. That's a width normally associated with road rims – older road rims, in fact – not gravel wheels. Aluminum wheels generally feel smoother off-road, but a bit less snappy in hard corners when your tires are really biting. Car Wheels In A Gravel Road Chords by Lucinda Williams. Not only is Car Wheels on a Gravel Road more perfect than the two albums that preceded it, which English grammar declares an impossibility, but it achieves its perfection by being more imperfect. Since cutting her teeth on an acoustic blues collection for the Folkways label in 1979, she has released just four albums of originals in eighteen years, each for a different label. The oddly adolescent-titled 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten has a shuffling, latter-day Elvis Costello-like beat and similar lyrics and vocal delivery. Trees Leave – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Lucinda Williams cover) On their interpretation of the Car Wheels title track, the duo Tree Leaves clings to the original almost too tightly. The GXC wheel is the top-of-the-line gravel wheel from Spinergy, is made in the US and comes in at £1199. The other three — Lucinda Williams (1988, Rough Trade, then Chameleon, then Koch), Sweet Old World (1992, Chameleon) and now Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury) — are perfect. Lucinda Williams fans will groove on the solo blues guitar interpretation of one of her best albums, which is an unbelievable 20 years old this year. If that makes her too good for this world, then too bad for the world. Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off Definitely try this again, this is pretty much the Holy Grail of country.