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CD REVIEW: Randy Moore & The Fabulous Deltones - self-titled
By Eliot Popkin - 01/23/2002 - 05:19 PM EST

Artist: Randy Moore & The Fabulous Deltones
Album: self-titled
CD Review: This country-rock CD was a real treat for me to listen to. The album starts out with a bang of "Rope Me With Fire", co-written by the Nashville songwriting star Pat Brunch. Moore's writing is so strong, you can just hear yourself in these stories and picture yourself in their moments. The wonderful songwriting continues with "Life is Good", where Moore sings "Life is good here in Georgia, this must be the promised land." I've never been to Georgia, but after hearing this I sure would like to go.

Moore and company really rock out on "Beg, Borrow, Steal". They sound at home both in the more commercial country territory, as well as on the more roots-rock material you hear on this disc. As Moore sings "I would beg, borrow, steal, all your love", I can't help but hear Dwight Yoakam wailing away. Mr. Moore, you need to send this song to Mr. Yoakam and I don't need a percentage. Good song my friend. The publicity notes say that Moore wrote this song after spending a day listening to the Doors. That makes sense to me. This is the first (and possibly only) CD I will ever hear with a song about a golf club named "Big Bertha." "Bertha" was written with rockabilly legend Carl Perkins, about his missing golf club. And I thought I heard it all before! My favorite song here is "A Mother's Prayer", a beautiful piano ballad about a Mother giving up her child for adoption. For those who want to learn about great songwriting, put this disc in, listen over and over, and take notes. My only request here is to include the lyrics! Let the listeners enjoy these words. In closing, simply put - this is a strong, strong album.

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