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Lone Star Lowlands
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Notes About the Release
The second in our series of peeks into the world of regional studios hones in on Mickey Rouse’s Lowland operation out of Beaumont, Texas. Long after the Bopper’s plane crashed and the Winter brothers (Johnny and Edgar) and Janis Joplin split, Texas’ Golden Triangle was home to a vibrant group of musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs just trying to make it in Houston, let alone the world. Holed up in a run-down strip mall, groups like Mourning Sun, Insight Out, Sage, Sassy, Mother Lion, Hope, Circus, and Boot Hill tracked out hundreds of demos, most of which were put on the shelf and left to bake in the southeast Texas heat. Until now.

The Numero Group has painstakingly audited every tape in the Lowland archives, selecting the best of the best (22 tracks on CD, 28 for the 2LP) for this peerless compilation. The songs themselves run the gamut: southern boogie rock, CSNY clone workups, British blues thunder, garage-psych hangovers, Morricone-tinged supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McFerrin fronting the Velvet Underground...each of them threaded to another in the way only a tightly-knit scene knits its output together. Forget bringing these treasures back to life—Lone Star Lowlands gives them the life they never had.
Product Details
2xLP

2 150g LPs
1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on jacket
1 10-page booklet


TRACK LIST

Lowlands Studio Band Trash One
Insight Out Live My Life Today
Mother Lion Simple House
Sassy She’s My Daughter
Bobby Welch Yellow River
Insight Out It Makes You Feel So Bad
Linda Crowe I Still Remember
Circus Love Of The Morning
Mourning Sun Where’s Love Gone Today
Mother Lion I’m The Fool
Sage I Found My Music
Bobby Welch Benashaw Glenn
Hope Tomorrow
Next Exit Take A Look At Your Friends
Circus Give Me Time
Boot Hill No Control
D.O.A. Lady Tell Me Why
Sage Everyday Is Saturday
Hope Dream Away
Mourning Sun Let’s Take A Walk In The Woods
Roy Briggs & Alton Tew You Know I Love You
Donald Thomas Calling Me Home (Demo)
Lowlands Studio Band Lizard [LP only]
Unknown Artist Unknown [LP only]
Bobby Welch Laughing Girl [LP only]
Sage Let Me Listen [LP only]
Insight Out My Loneliness [LP only]
Boot Hill Groundhog Day [LP only]
The second in our series of peeks into the world of regional studios hones in on Mickey Rouse’s Lowland operation out of Beaumont, Texas. Long after the Bopper’s plane crashed and the Winter brothers (Johnny and Edgar) and Janis Joplin split, Texas’ Golden Triangle was home to a vibrant group of musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs just trying to make it in Houston, let alone the world. Holed up in a run-down strip mall, groups like Mourning Sun, Insight Out, Sage, Sassy, Mother Lion, Hope, Circus, and Boot Hill tracked out hundreds of demos, most of which were put on the shelf and left to bake in the southeast Texas heat. Until now.

The Numero Group has painstakingly audited every tape in the Lowland archives, selecting the best of the best (22 tracks on CD, 28 for the 2LP) for this peerless compilation. The songs themselves run the gamut: southern boogie rock, CSNY clone workups, British blues thunder, garage-psych hangovers, Morricone-tinged supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McFerrin fronting the Velvet Underground...each of them threaded to another in the way only a tightly-knit scene knits its output together. Forget bringing these treasures back to life—Lone Star Lowlands gives them the life they never had.

2xLP

2 150g LPs
1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on jacket
1 10-page booklet


TRACK LIST

Lowlands Studio Band Trash One
Insight Out Live My Life Today
Mother Lion Simple House
Sassy She’s My Daughter
Bobby Welch Yellow River
Insight Out It Makes You Feel So Bad
Linda Crowe I Still Remember
Circus Love Of The Morning
Mourning Sun Where’s Love Gone Today
Mother Lion I’m The Fool
Sage I Found My Music
Bobby Welch Benashaw Glenn
Hope Tomorrow
Next Exit Take A Look At Your Friends
Circus Give Me Time
Boot Hill No Control
D.O.A. Lady Tell Me Why
Sage Everyday Is Saturday
Hope Dream Away
Mourning Sun Let’s Take A Walk In The Woods
Roy Briggs & Alton Tew You Know I Love You
Donald Thomas Calling Me Home (Demo)
Lowlands Studio Band Lizard [LP only]
Unknown Artist Unknown [LP only]
Bobby Welch Laughing Girl [LP only]
Sage Let Me Listen [LP only]
Insight Out My Loneliness [LP only]
Boot Hill Groundhog Day [LP only]
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