Friday, December 19, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-The Notorious Cherry Bombs
Song:It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day
Album:The Notorious Cherry Bombs
The Notorious Cherry Bombs are a country music super group side project led by two guys who are better known for their solo careers. That would be Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill. The group has been around since the 80s but this 2004 CD is their only recording. The roots of the group go back to the mid 70s when Crowell was a member of Emmylou Harris' Hot Band. When Crowell left to go solo in 1980, he took several members with him and called them The Cherry Bombs. The members were guitarist Vince Gill, steel guitarist Hank DeVito, bassist Emory Gordy Jr., guitarist Richard Bennett, keyboardist Tony Brown and drummer Larrie London. They backed up Crowell and then wife Roseanne Cash. When they split up, so did the group. Gill became a country superstar, Brown became a producer at MCA Records, Gordy married Patty Loveless and produced her music, London died in 1992 and DeVito & Bennett became session musicians. The Cherry Bombs reformed in 2003 for an ASCAP tribute to Crowell. They had so much fun they decided to record. They had to add the word Notorious for copyright reasons. DeVito & Bennett joined. Gordy & Brown didn't. Other musicians include John Hobbs on keyboards, Michael Rhodes on bass and Eddie Bayers on drums. The Notorious Cherry Bombs signed with Universal South and released this CD in 2004. It's Hard To Kiss... was the single and is a hilarious sendup of country music cliches. Crowell & Gill wrote the song and share lead vocals. The album appears to be a one off project as the group split up and they all went back to their individual careers. Crowell fans in particular should check out this album. Here's the video for It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day by The Notorious Cherry Bombs. Rodney Crowell & Vince Gill are hilarious in drag.