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Download links and information about Humanimals by Grand Ole Party. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 37:40 minutes.

Artist: Grand Ole Party
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 37:40
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No. Title Length
1. Look Out Young Son 2:22
2. Belle Isle 2:33
3. Turn On, Burn On 2:24
4. INSANE 2:51
5. Nasty Habits 3:03
6. Bad, Bad Man 2:54
7. Redrum Heart 1:46
8. Dirty Spirit Rag 1:54
9. Gypsy March 2:23
10. Troubadour Of The Water 2:31
11. Savior 1:58
12. Roll On Down 4:24
13. Radio (Scientist Remix) 4:44
14. Shot In the Alley 1:53



When Kristin Gundred, the lead vocalist of Grand Ole Party, lets loose with one of her primal blues wails, strong men salivate and weak crawl, as Gundred herself boasts on "Look Out Young Son," the opening track of Humanimals. "I must be the devil's daughter," she sings in a sexy, no holds barred tone, before declaring "Look out young son, when I bloom you'll come a crawlin'." Grand Ole Party are what used to be called a power trio: Gundred on vocals and drums, dropping a basic solid heart-thumping groove; Mike Kerchnyak keeping the beat moving forward with his propulsive basslines; and Paul Labno on guitar alternating between short tasty lead lines and clanging funky comped chords. There isn't a trace of indie rock pretense or any art rock poses, just solid blues-based tunes, driven by Labno's ability to add dramatic guitar flourishes that impress without overwhelming the arrangements and Gundred's voice, a one in a million howl that calls to mind everyone from Mae West to Bessie Smith, Grace Slick, and of course, Janis Joplin. And while she does possess Joplin's ability to send chills down your spine, her voice is smoother and lighter, although it can still slash like a razor. The band gets co-writing credit for all the tunes, and while Grand Ole Party almost always stay within the parameters of your basic two-minute-and-30-second commercial rock tune, there's plenty of variety here.

"Insane" sounds like an unknown tune by Bertolt Brecht as played by the Yardbirds, with a trace of Lotte Lenya's tremulous high end in Gundred's vocal. "Belle Isle" is a chunky, chugging R&B tune; Gundred shrieks out the a paean in praise of booze and scary good times with a slashing solo from Labno full of distorted bent notes. "Redrum Heart" is a sloppy Stones-like riff rocker with the boys whooping and moaning in the background while Gundred snarls out a goodbye to an unsatisfying lover. "Dirty Spirit Rag" sizzles like a roadhouse on fire, Kerchnyak pushing the beat, Labno supplying another subtle clanging solo, and Gundred howling at the moon. "Gypsy March" is Slavic swamp rock with Labno's rippling, Russian-flavored runs adding to the song's dark mystery. "Radio!," remixed by Jamaica dancehall legend Scientist, closes the album with a one-drop dubwise reggae protest song that catches you by surprise, especially Gundred's sweet, I-Threes-like overdubbed vocals. If some major label doesn't scoop up Gundred and try to make her a diva, it will be interesting to hear what this talented trio does for its follow-up. ~ j. poet, Rovi