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Album Review

This, the Reivers' first full-length album, was a great amalgamation of rock and folk with a little bit of an "alternative" edge. It attracted a fair amount of attention in the music press, and received primarily good reviews. As with much of their future work, the lyrics were somewhat impressionistic, as opposed to straight stories. Unlike their subsequent releases, the drumming here was very frenzied, creating a unique sound which set them apart from similar bands. With vocals shared by John Croslin and Kim Longacre, the songs run the gamut from all-out rockers like "Araby" and "Sound and the Fury" to acoustic folk like the spirited "Freight Train Rain."

Biography

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s

The Reivers began their existence as Zeitgeist, one of many melodic, jangly pop bands to emerge from the fertile Austin, Texas music community during the 1980s. Led by singers/guitarists John Croslin and Kim Longacre, Zeitgeist debuted in 1985 with the album Translate Slowly, which included their cover of Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain." Shortly after the record's release, the group was slapped with a cease-and-desist order by another band called Zeitgeist, a Minneapolis-based percussion...
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