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Bob Schneider is not new to this game. He has built his career as a working class musician and as a result has an institution of faithful followers all across the country with a mega-fan-base epicenter in Austin. There have been highs - the near-breakthrough success of 'Lonelyland,' and the next-big-thing hype that surrounded it. And lows - he was subsequently dropped by two labels. Through it all he sustained and even flourished as an independent artist releasing five albums, hundreds of digital singles, and fronting three bands simultaneously. Yet, Schneider still continues to push himself in a multitude of creative directionlt;bw with the beguiling melodies of 'Lovely Creatures' Undoubtedly, with 'Lovely Creatures,' Bob Schneider delivers the album that his fans have long wanted. Yearning choruses, sharp lyrics that are at times funny and alternately tragic, memorable melodies, and clever surprises all converge on 'Lovely Creatures' in an ear-friendly fashion that promises heavy rotation for devout fans and newly converted Schneider-philes. "I ended up going into the studio with Dwight Baker, the producer," says Bob, "with the idea that we wanted to make a polished and beautiful sounding record, which I believe is what we ended up with. Because the songs are all love songs, for the most part, I ended up calling the record 'Lovely Creatures,' referring both to the collection of songs and to people in general." On 'Lovely Creatures,' Bob focuses (at least thematically) on songs about love (both found and lost) while keeping the musical styles quintessentially diverse. The first single, "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)," is Americana-pop at its finest, with lyrics that exude cleverness ("you're the color of the colored part of 'The Wizard of Oz' movie"). Patty Griffin makes a guest appearance on the aching "Changing Your Mind," making the heartache even more desolate. Mambo-flared and dance-ready "Tarantula" and "Bombonanza" have been favorites at Bob's shows for years, finally making their studio-recording debut on 'Creatures.' Austin is a re;bwned music town and the list of successful artists that call it home is as long as it is eclectic and numerous, but Bob has set himself apart in more ways than one: 'Lonelyland,' for instance, is the 1 bestselling album ever at Waterloo Records, the cityís legendary indie music store, having sold 25,000 copies at that location alone. Bob also performs every Monday night at the tiny local favorite Saxon Pub, playing both old and new material for a SRO crowd. And when he isnít on the road, Bob plays as many as four more times per week at larger venues all over Austin. Now, at the core of Bob Schneiderís talent lies a versatile singer/songwriter. But Bob has too much to say and too much to play to be tied to the limits of that model. All of his many faces are revealed through his solo work and the bands that he fronts Ė The Scabs (performing this year at the Austin City Limits Music Festival), Texas Bluegrass Massacre, and Lonelyland. His fans have come to expect the unexpected from Bob Schneider but all of these bands give him free rein to explore the music that he loves Ė funk, pop, bluegrass, jazz, soul, blues, hip-hop and good old-fashioned bar rock raunchy enough to make you flush, and emotional enough to choke you up...
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Average Rating : 4.7              Total Reviews: 57


Bob Schneider  10/07/2009            
BlainesPub
Great CD!
Bob Schneider  07/17/2007            
Groover
Excellent album, as I expected from the Bobster; this is the heaviest I have heard from him (Disclaimer: I have not heard his stuff w/ the Scabs, Ugly Americans, or Joe Rockhead). Check out 'Get Up On It','Game Plan', 'Holding In the World','Miss Oblivion' and the title cut for a good taste of just what the hell this is. Too good to pass up if you are looking for something to Kick Out the Jams & Rock the Block...not for the weak-kneed sensitive limp-wristed emo crowd.
Bob Schneider  07/05/2007            
Groover
Excellent album, as I expected from the Bobster; this is the heaviest I have heard from him (Disclaimer: I have not heard his stuff w/ the Scabs, Ugly Americans, or Joe Rockhead). Check out 'Get Up On It','Game Plan', 'Holding In the World' and the title cut for a good taste of just what the hell this is. Too good to pass up.
Bob Schneider  01/03/2007            
gemerman
I saw Bob Live in Austin in 2002 rather by accident and not in the mood for live stuff, but that changed within a few minutes after Bob and The Scabs got on stage. Since then I've been a devoted Bob fan and grab everything I can get my hands on. Until now my favourite album was "Lonelyland", since I'm an audio engineer and the recording is prestine. But "The Californian" blew me away. Now I'm not sure which one I like best. Again, from an engineer's point of view it's fantastic, but this time Bob went into a totally different direction. (Not that he's not done that before, but he's never done a whole album that way) It's groovy, rocky, bluesy, funky and everything else under the sun. Love it and listen to it frequently. Please, visit Ottawa, Canada soon, since I can't come a see you in Austin all the time. Cheers and make more good music.
Bob Schneider  11/11/2006            
spinwilly
Another classic. I can't find a song on this relaese that I don't like. It's loaded with punchy poprockfunkblues tracks which provide the foundation for Bob's powerful voice and edgy lyrics. It doesn't sound like "Lonelyland" or "I'm Good Now" or the Scabs as Bob tends not to repeat himself while still remaining true to his unique style. It's like crack -- highly addictive. Makes my fillings feel like they are floatin in banana puddin...
Bob Schneider  11/05/2006            
bb
bad ace
Bob Schneider  08/22/2006            
Mark
As a big bob fan, I'm disappointed w this new CD. I could play 'I'm Good Now' still over and over and love it. I'm already bored with the Californian - there are a few complete fillers that lack any hooks. I'm looking forward to the next CD because he's been playing some new killer songs live recently - just hope it doesn't take 4 years.
Bob Schneider  08/16/2006            
MC_FAD
Finally a badass hard rockin' BS album that comes as close as anything I've found to the power of his live shows! Fantastic!
Bob Schneider  08/10/2006            
Michael
Bob hits a 70's Funk home run with "Mudhouse".
Bob Schneider  08/08/2006            
DQ
This is phenomenal- so many of the songs Bob has played live so well for so many years finally released! Although a studio record can never capture the live energy of "Mudhouse", Bob really nailed it with this one.
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