Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Cate Brothers Band - Struck A Vein (1997)

Or The Cate Brothers Band or Cate Bros or Cate Brothers: it's Earl and Ernie Cate. Hallelujah! And this time it's my brother Mawos to the rescue, unearthing this out-of-print CD. Yes. Sure, it's more of the same, but I just love the sound of these brothers. And because their 70's albums never got released on CD, it's lovely to hear any re-recording of some of their old classics. Biggest hit this time around is "Stranger At My Door". A very funny story about a guy getting accused of messing with another man's lady, who mentions at the end it must've been his brother, who looks a lot like him. Yeah right!
It's lightweight, funky stuff here. But if you know and love the Cate Brothers, you won't be disappointed. I'm sure glad I finally get to enjoy this. Unfortunately there's a skip at the beginning of the last song. It's unobtrusive, though. Mawos found it through a friend on a Russian forum, so we can't ask for a re-rip. But if I find a better replacement, I will update this post. The label on which it was released: Big Burger.

1 comment:

stevedarn said...

Does anybody have good rips of either 'Fire on the Tracks' or 'The Cate Brothers Band?'