MP301. Don't Be Afraid To Run

02. Omie Wise

03. Cold As The Clay

04. Little Sadie

05. Highway

06. Rebel's Goodbye

MP307. Talk About Suffering

08. Willie Moore

09. California Cotton Fields

10. The Watchmakers Dial

11. One More Hill


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Cold As The Clay
Greg Graffin

In many ways Cold as the Clay is a highly unconventional record. First of all it combines traditional American old-time music with original rock compositions. Secondly it's offered up by Greg Graffin, an artist best known for his work with Bad Religion as one of the most successful and prolific punk rock performers in the world. Lastly, it was recorded and mixed in accordance with the raw integrity of it's origins in only eight days, with a group of talented musicians who had never played together before, utilizing inspired live takes and not much else in the way of studio contrivances. Happily, the results are as gratifying artistically as they are unconventional conceptually. In the liner notes Greg put it this way:

"We set out create a record that would honor the legacy of American music, and it is my hope that we were able to capture a lasting musical moment. I wanted to show how my work with Bad Religion was informed by other, seemingly disparate and unconventional genr...



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No: #86809

US Rel. Date: 07/11/2006

EU Rel. Date: 07/10/2006

Type: Full


Editorial Reviews

Jeff Vrabel

With this dusky and starkly recorded collection, longtime Bad Religion howler Graffin becomes the second guy in recent months to temporarily trade in...



There's certainly nothing contrived about Greg Graffin going the Americana route, as elements of folk and roots rock have appeared not-too-subtly in his...


User Comments

Average Fan Rating: 4.85




Awesome review

That's what I'm talking about!

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I just listened to the mp3s, I got goosebumps. I haven't gotten goosebumps from listening to a piece of music since hearing/seeing the video for "American Jesus" projected on the wall of a dirty punk bar. The harmonies on "Talk about Suffering" are quite simply - beautiful. I could swear my mind's eye could see a downtrodden wife and an overworked husband enjoying the only entertainment they could afford - their own voices. I can't wait to hear the rest of it.




One of the first things I did on Tuesday was make sure to go to the music store to pick this album up. I couldn't wait for it, and it didn't disapoint. Awesome job by Greg and the rest of the crew, definitely one of the best albums out this year.



4/4 + 1/1 = 5/5

It's a 4/4. When I see the live performance, I'll give it the other 1/1. I wonder if I'll square dance with anyone if I make it to Big Sur.



Just gave this it's first spin, pritty good tunes, ty for making my cd collection more bi-polar than it was to begin with ;-)



'nough said

"Greg Graffin is a fucking genius." As the good saying goes. His lyrics and melody combine beauty and intelligence in a harmony of bliss. I am in utter awe at his works. We love you Greg. Keep makin' the good shit and I'll keep listenin'.

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