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Lambchop: Aw C'mon/No You C'mon

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer Music Monthly, 1 February 2004

LIKE OUTKAST'S Speakerboxx/ The Love Below, the eighth album by Nashville's premier artisan country/ soul collective is a double-disc set designed to prompt endless speculation ...


Lambchop: Thriller

Review by Ben Thompson, MOJO, November 1997

Fourth album in three years from Kurt Wagner's Nashville swingers is a pithy eight tracks in duration, including an instrumental title number and three compositions ...

Lambchop: What Another Man Spills

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, October 1998

FOURTH ALBUM from mutant soul-country oddities. ...

Lambchop: Nixon

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, 4 February 2000

ONE OF the problems of being a critically-lauded cult success with scant resources is that fans' well-meaning allowances can lead to low expectations, particularly regarding ...

Kings Of Americana: Lambchop, Calexico, Wheat

Report and Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, June 2000

Lambchop THE GREAT AMERICAN Music Hall is an exotic relic in the middle of San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Outside, the streets are full of junkies, hobos ...

Lambchop: Nixon

Review by Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

A NEW KIND of backwoodsiness comes courtesy of lugubrious Nashvillians Lambchop, whose Kurt Wagner sounds like (prime influence/collaborator) Vic Chesnutt seasoned with shadings of Al ...

Lambchop: Union Chapel, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, December 2000

"THERE'S SO many of you!" Peering out uncertainly from under a peaked work-cap, what Lambchop's Kurt Wagner sees is his biggest British crowd to date, ...


Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Paul Burch Jr; C Scott Chase; Dennis Cronin; John Delworth; Allen Lowery; Alex McManus; Jonathan Marx; Mark Nevers; Paul Niehaus; Matt Swanson; Marc Trovillion; Deanna ...

Lambchop: Somerset House, London/Tahiti 80: The Spitz, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 14 July 2001

THE OPEN-AIR Georgian quadrant of Somerset House may be an unusually elegant setting for a gig, but it has its drawbacks when the main attraction ...

Twangs can only get better

Overview by Tom Cox, Observer, The, 21 October 2001

Country has gone way beyond Nashville, says Tom Cox. It's the new rebel music. ...

Lambchop's New Flavour

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, 7 February 2002

Kurt Wagner, songwriter and former floor-layer, has stripped down the sound of his 13-strong band for their latest and finest album. He tells Ben Thompson ...

Lambchop: Is a Woman (Merge)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Rolling Stone, 14 March 2002

Arty big band with hidden charms ...

Lambchop: Off The Wall

Profile and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, April 2002

A year ago, Kurt Wagner was laying floors. Now his country-soul collective Lambchop have become Nashville's strangest success story ...

Lambchop: Aw Cmon /No You Cmon

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, February 2004

Not a double album, we're told, though you can't buy one without the other. Nashville country-soul collective's seventh (and eighth) full-length release(s). ...

Kurt Wagner: The quiet American

Interview by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 6 February 2004

LAMBCHOP are America's leading underground band, secret kings of a scene too modest to be named. They have turned their backs on the bombastic MTV ...

Lambchop: Paranoid Schizophrenia

Report and Interview by James Medd, Esquire, March 2004

On Lambchop's new twin CDs, Black Sabbath mix with soul and country. Call it what you like – just don't call it a double. ...

Tracks of His Tears: Kurt Wagner and Lambchop

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, April 2004

IT’S KURT Wagner who spots The Nipple. ...

Lambchop: Damaged

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2006

THERE WAS a time when Kurt Wagner’s Lambchop dwelled in the very eye of the alt.Americana hurricane: a folksy but literate Nashville troupe making highbrow ...

Damage Control: Lambchop's Kurt Wagner

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, March 2008

LAMBCHOP DEVOTEES can rest easy: despite frontman Kurt Wagner's solo tour of Europe last autumn, the Nashville collective have not made their last elegantly sombre ...

Lambchop: Oh (Ohio)

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, November 2008

Best in nearly a decade from newly-trimmed Nashville collective. ...

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