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Good Luck

by Ol' Yeller

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Country Hilt 02:45
Bottleship 02:42
Be a New Man 03:18
Diapers 02:21
Lakes 03:03
The Universe 03:05
Go On, Now 03:40


Good Luck is album number 5 from Minneapolis' Ol' Yeller.

Review from Americana-UK.com:

"Do you like your rock a little rootsy? A little loud, plenty of guitars, but keeping the melodies and still being able to hear the vocals? Are Stewboss ok, but really you yearn for something with a bit more guts? The come down to the dog pound, because Ol’ Yeller is just the thing for you. Actually named after the main man Rich Mattson (an old guy who yells) Ol’ Yeller are the bastard sons of the Long Ryders and Creedence Clearwater Revival and their songs are short (12 in 37 minutes), sharp and to the point. Right on that point are tracks like “Diapers” (way better than it’s title), a lament for lost innocence and potential, presented as a brutal and raw singalong. Further back are the likes of “Country Hilt”, and way, way back you’ll find “Be A New Man”, wherein Mattson chronicles, a la Randy Newman, his intent to start over (tomorrow). Mattson and co harmonise beautifully throughout, the guitar solos are crisp and never outstay their welcome. What’s not to like?"

"There really isn't a bad track on this record.." --Rift Magazine

"One of [their] best cd's yet.." --Star Tribune 6/9/06

"Perfect pop.."--Minneapolis City Pages, 6/7/06

"..a reliable source of rootsy rock that goes down well with a Grain Belt." - The Onion 6/8/06

"..another picture-perfect snapshot of a place, a time and an era.."--Pulse of the Twin Cities 5/31/06


released June 13, 2006

Rich Mattson - vocal and guitar, production
Keely Lane - drums
Greg McAloon - bass
Andy Schultz - guitar and vocals
Dale Kallman - bass
Jeff Waldeland - pedal steel
Glen Mattson - drums

Recorded at Sparta Sound and Flowerpot Studio by Rich Mattson
All songs ©2006 by Rich Mattson Esper Music (ASCAP)


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