Sharp, Matt / Puckett's Versus the Country B
Album: Puckett's Versus the Country B   Collection:General
Artist:Sharp, Matt   Added:Sep 2003
Label:In Music We Trust  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-29 Pull Date: 2004-03-01
Week Ending: Feb 8 Jan 25 Jan 11 Jan 4
Airplays: 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 11, 2004: Schools Out
Goodbye West Coast
4. Jan 21, 2004: In the Leaves
Visions of Anna
2. Feb 04, 2004: In the Leaves
Goodbye West Coast
5. Jan 07, 2004: In the Leaves
Goodbye West Coast
3. Jan 23, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Goodbye West Coast
6. Jan 06, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Goodbye West Coast

Album Review
Matt Mettler
Reviewed 2004-02-06
Matt Sharp co-founded Weezer and made a lot of money, then quit, started the Rentals, quit, and then disappeared. I guess he moved to Nashville and tried to make music with more depth. These are rather simple songs – straightforward and pleasant. He is going for a stripped down organic sound, which is nice – there is clapping and steel guitar. In the last song you can hear some Weezer harmonies. He falls short for two reasons: the songs are not substantial musically or lyrically, and his rootsy approach is negated by the polished production. Yet they are not bad – they are just fine – just not very interesting. You have to admire a guy that quits Weezer at its height and releases an album laced with steel guitar.
- Matt M.

1. * Down tempo – mellow - Acoustic strumming, pretty piano backing. Sort of a sing along.
2. Mid-tempo - steel guitar, dips into minor keys. Clapping. Meanders, not sure it deserves to be five minutes long.
3. Ballad – Piano, slow, dragging rhythm. Steel guitar is amped out to sound spacey. This one meanders past six minutes. “Visions of Johanna” is better.
4. Mid-tempo – serious homage to Dylan’s lyrical poetry. Loses steam after a promising start.

Track Listing
1. Goodbye West Coast   3. Visions of Anna
2. Some Come Running Through   4. Hey, What You Gonna Do?