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Short Sharp Shocked  / Short Sharp Shocked


Download links and information about Short Sharp Shocked  / Short Sharp Shocked by Michelle Shocked. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 36:27 minutes.

Artist: Michelle Shocked
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 36:27
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No. Title Length
1. When I Grow Up 3:34
2. Hello Hopeville 2:55
3. Memories of East Texas 3:35
4. Gladewater 3:05
5. Graffiti Limbo 3:39
6. If Love Was a Train 4:07
7. Anchorage 3:24
8. The L&N 4:10
9. V.F.D.  2:49
10. Black Widow 2:44
11. Fogtown 2:25



Michelle Shocked made the leap from the lo-fi approach of her debut album into a fully produced setting on Short Sharp Shocked, an excellent set that remains her best-known release. The Texas-bred singer/songwriter teams up with producer Pete Anderson (of Dwight Yoakam fame) to achieve an appealing fusion of folk and alt-country sounds, with a dash of punk tossed in. Shocked comes to grips with both old memories and new realities here — there’s a hard-won wisdom in these tracks, conveyed in Michelle’s jazz-tinged delivery and the wry humor embedded in her lyrics. “Memories of East Texas,” “Gladewater” and “V.F.D.” examine the pleasures and limitations of small-town life with a knowing eye. Shocked rocks righteously on the bluesy “When I Grow Up” and the thrashing “Fogtown” (a team-up with punk unit MDC); she gets political on “Graffiti Limbo” and asserts her trad-folk credentials by covering Jean Ritchie’s “The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore.” Most of all, the album is defined by “Anchorage,” a bittersweet look at the distance between old friends.