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Poor Little Critter On the Road


Download links and information about Poor Little Critter On the Road by The Knitters. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 38:31 minutes.

Artist: The Knitters
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 38:31
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No. Title Length
1. Poor Little Critter On the Road 1:45
2. Someone Like You 2:43
3. Walkin' Cane 5:35
4. Silver Wings 2:14
5. Poor Old Heartsick Me 2:41
6. The New World 2:56
7. Cryin' But My Tears Are Far Away 3:37
8. Love Shack 3:56
9. The Call of the Wreckin' Ball 2:58
10. Trail of Time 3:11
11. Baby Out of Jail 2:39
12. Rock Island Line 4:16



In the midst of a musical shift in Los Angeles — from punk rock to hair metal — these five friends gathered to mine a timeless musical tradition. Led by husband-and-wife team John Doe and Exene Cervenka (of the seminal L.A. punkers X), The Knitters were rounded out by roots music guitarist Dave Alvin (of the Blasters), drummer DJ Bonebrake (also of X), and local upright bassist and rockabilly hunk Johnny Ray Bartel. Even though nothing on the album attempts to ape classic country, The Knitters invoke the spirit of the Carter Family and the Blue Sky Boys, and with their sweetly sour harmonies Doe and Cervenka provide a current of darkness and mystery to love songs like “Someone Like You” and “Trail of Time.” Elsewhere, the band comes together for wistful, mischievous readings of “Walkin’ Cane,” “Baby Out of Jail,” and “Rock Island Line” and bouncy rockabilly rave-ups like “Poor Little Critter On the Road” and “The Call of the Wreckin’ Ball.” Its breathtaking centerpieces, however, belong to John Doe. His reading of Merle Haggard’s “Silver Wings” is as soulful as country music gets, while “Cryin’ But My Tears Are Far Away” gave Poor Little Critter In the Road an honest-to-god masterpiece to stand alongside anything Hank Williams ever wrote.