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Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live


Download links and information about Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live by Todd Snider. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:15:23 minutes.

Artist: Todd Snider
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:15:23
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No. Title Length
1. Ladies and Gentlemen 0:19
2. Tension 4:32
3. D.B. Cooper 3:40
4. Lonely Girl 3:46
5. Hello....Sorry 0:48
6. Beer Run 3:13
7. Reading On the Plane, Writing On the Phone 1:23
8. Statistician's Blues 2:57
9. Waco Moon 3:38
10. I Can't Complain 3:33
11. The Story of the Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern 5:41
12. The Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern 5:00
13. Easy Money 4:28
14. Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues 4:14
15. Long Year 4:18
16. Typing Gibberish 2:44
17. Side Show Blues 3:57
18. Any Requests? 0:48
19. I Spoke As a Child 4:10
20. Doublewide Blues 4:44
21. Letter from Austrailia 0:58
22. Broke 4:05
23. Beer Run 2:27



Todd Snider's first live album, on which he accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica in folky style, conveys a stage personality only glimpsed in the more humorous of his songs on his previous five studio recordings. Snider performs his share of sensitive, reflective tunes, but they are overwhelmed by the funny ones and by his offbeat, spacy persona, which is equally laugh-provoking. Snider's similarity to John Prine, the head of his record label, is accentuated in songs like "I Can't Complain," which is full of cracked aphorisms and employs a fingerpicking style that seems borrowed from Prine. But elsewhere, Snider displays his own alcohol-drenched sense of humor, giving off a scatterbrained impression that sometimes recalls Arlo Guthrie, but is a bit less goofy (if equally wily) and a bit more like that of a drug casualty. "The Story of the Devil's Backbone Tavern," not a song but a lengthy introduction to a song called "The Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern" (itself featuring a lot of talking), presents Snider's autobiography, which makes him sound like more of an inebriated good old boy than he could possibly be, but it is amusing. "Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," which passes for his greatest hit, is dated by now, but still imaginative. Near Truths and Hotel Rooms may be closer to a comedy act than a concert, but if so, it's got most of the country comedians beat and assures that Snider has a career to fall back on if the music gig doesn't pan out.