Cracker – Leftover Salmon

Two-band collaboration revisits Cracker faves in Richmond vs Nashville showdown

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David Lowery and Johnny Hickman teamed up with the Salmon two years ago to breathe fresh life into the madcap and super-subtle world of “Eurotrash Girl”, “Ms Santa Cruz County” and the majestic “Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)”, among others?all hits in an alternative world inhabited by a hybrid variation on a countrified Steely Dan. Cracker’s bittersweet hilarity guarantees a hardcore following, and they’ll love this kaleidoscopic review. Expertly played, a whole heap of snappy fun.


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