Bob Schneider

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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 : 0              Total Reviews: 57

Bob Schneider  08/06/2006            
patti and tanya
Bob Schneider  08/06/2006            
Bob!! is just awesome. his shows take me back to my college yrs, and life is just a big whatever at the end. thanks, bob.
Bob Schneider  08/05/2006            
It's a good cd, but nowhere near his live cd's. You guys are blowin him. He's badass, but I wouldn't call him "a master songwriter and performer". Take it easy. And ATX cover isn't always 15 dollars.
Bob Schneider  08/04/2006            
I felt like a kid on Christmas morning waiting to hear these new songs, now that I have a small taste Im even more excited to get my hands on this disc. I think Bob is a master songwriter and performer, and I think this release will prove his talents in the studio as well...loved the earlier releases but this album seems to have a harder edge...I love it, and Bob I LOVE YOU TOOOO.
Bob Schneider  08/04/2006            
Finally! The harder(if you will) album from Bob Schneider. I am absolutely in love w/all of his previous musical endeavors but I am so psyched about 'The Californian.'Seeing Bob live is the ultimate- but this new record comes close to giving you the same vibe as being at a show.
Bob Schneider  08/04/2006            
mind ache music
Bob and his band are excellent live performers. They are just now finally breaking above the radar...more and more people are getting the word, and the fact that he still isn't signed to a major label amazes me. He can sell out cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Minneapolis, etc... everytime! He can even sell out local shows in Austin 3(+) nights a week at 15 bucks a head consistently. The unique style and vibe put off by his music and stage presence truly competes with some of the poop being produced and overplayed in the current music world. The virtue about Bob's studio stuff is how different each album sounds to the next. When people ask me what kind of music is this Bob Schneider, I respond, "You'll just have to listen." -KC Turner
Bob Schneider  08/04/2006            
I still think bob and the boys sound best live... and I'll probably enjoy listening to frunks from the shows more than this cd... but tis a nice album. i dotn know what the hell sons of ralph is doing on this album and it sounded poopty in the clip.. but whatever. overall, im just scratching happy to have a new bob cd coming out!
Bob Schneider  08/01/2006            
Bob Fan
I have this CD. It has been out in Austin for years. I love all of Bob's music, but this one just didn't do it for me. Definitely go out and get Lonelyland and I'm Good Now before this one. Can't wait for The Californian!
Bob Schneider  05/09/2006            
College Station
AWESOME!!! Saw him play @ Fitzwilly's on Northgate and he blew the crowd away. He just keeps getting better and better!!
Bob Schneider  04/20/2006            
Possibly the best singer/songwriter that didnt come out of texas
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