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Millennium Blues
  • Artist: George Scherer
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 634479680328
  • Item #: SRD968032
  • Genre: Folk
  • Release Date: 2/12/2002
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Millennium Blues on CD

George's second album, 'millennium blues', released in 1999, offered some dire predictions for the new century. In the title cut, he sang of a world of 'Muslims crying jihad, Christians calling for a new crusade', where they're both ''bout to blow up the world they swear their trying to save.' In 'The Land of the Bottom Line' (which took second place in the Oklahoma Songwriters Contest, 2003), he decries the 'Walmartization' of America, and the cold manipulation of the American marketing machine. The hypnotic, 'I Dreamed Last Night of Kerouac', and the Guthriesque 'Long Gone Hobo Blues', mourn the death of the great American 'road', and the loss of individuality, and the whimsical, 'Nip and Tuck' foreshadowed the world of 'Extreme Makeovers' and 'The Swan'. Even the cover songs, -Hank Williams' 'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive' and Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire'- seemed oddly prophetic. As Katie Lamar, of South By Southeast, said in her review of his first release, 'Scherersongs', 'The music . . . is an easy listen . . . but sounds can be deceiving. George has a subversive streak that may not immediately be obvious.' Folk and country blues, played on acoustic guitar, dobro, and harmonica.