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Old Mad Joy


Download links and information about Old Mad Joy by The Gourds. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 50:34 minutes.

Artist: The Gourds
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 50:34
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No. Title Length
1. I Want It So Bad 3:37
2. Drop the Charges 3:35
3. Two Sparrows 6:01
4. Drop What I'm Doing 4:17
5. Haunted 3:49
6. Melchert 2:55
7. Ink and Grief 5:14
8. Peppermint City 4:04
9. Marginalized 5:30
10. You Must Not Know 3:06
11. Eyes of a Child 4:11
12. Your Benefit 4:15



Old Mad Joy finds The Gourds recording at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, N.Y., underscoring the quintet’s sonic debt to The Band. The presence of Bob Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell as producer likewise highlights their affinity for classic folk-rock. This time out, singer/guitarist Kevin Russell delivers a dose of festive gospel-swing (“I Want It So Bad”), juggles bittersweet biblical imagery (“Two Sparrows”), and serves up a soulful celebration of love (“Eyes of a Child”). He’s complemented by Jimmy Smith’s zany, non sequitur–studded tunes, with “Drop the Charges,” “Marginalized,” and “Melchert” standing out for their supple grooves and poker-faced lunacy. Adding yet another color is Max Johnston’s “Haunted,” a spacious country-road ballad illuminated by Campbell’s pedal-steel work. Collectively, The Gourds play with the sort of loose-limbed camaraderie that comes with years of bar-band gigging. Their easygoing charm can’t disguise the quirky brilliance and heartfelt charm within these tracks. Old Mad Joy is an irresistible Americana oddball gem.