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Public Image Public Image Ltd. I have heard of Steve Earle for years but never listened to his music. At the end of season two his title track on this album plays the episode into final credits. It just blew me away. Not really a song written in anger, but in defiance I think. Great lyrics and musicianship all through the album. No question you can tell it was written as he was coming out of some very dark times in his life and he survived. The guy is so versatile.
On this recording there is straight up classic country, blues, rockabilly, bluegrass-rock fusion. Maybe he never made it huge because the label could not put him into a catagory, and we the listeners are the beneficiaries of this multi-talented artist.. And to top it off, the recording quality of this CD is simply fantastic. I listen to it on a headphone rig, and the strings are so close and immediate. You can hear scratching strings as they move up and down the fretboard.
His voice is neatly settled just in front of the instruments, so the result is a cohesive, small band of players. I already ordered and received Guitar Town, and will be getting more I may be late to the party, but I am a Steve Earle fan for life!
The theme of this album is simple: Steve Earle got himself healthy again and was ready to show that he could confront his past and rock out again with the best of 'em. After being one of popular music's biggest outlaws in the late '80s, Steve effectively disappeared in the early '90s as his years and years of drug use took over his life. He called it his "vacation in the ghetto.
For him, loud guitars meant money, and money meant drugs, and he wasn't ready for that yet. Thus he recorded the phenomenal all-acoustic masterpiece Train a Comin' in , his way of easing himself back into the recording process. The following year, well, Steve began to feel alright again and he plugged the guitars back in and recorded one of the great albums of the modern era which could be said about any of his albums, in truth.
Allow me to be blunt here. Turn this album up as high as you can tolerate it, and be ready to peel the paint off the walls, because from its opening to its closing, this album rips Nashville renegade way. The sound of Steve's guitar in "Feel Alright"'s first chords is pristine and jumps right out at you. Fans of HBO's The Wire will recognize this song from the closing montage from season 2 and of course Earle plays a character on the show.
The guitars jangle, the drums pound, and Steve's harmonica blows like a hurricane as he sings about all the people who doubted him, wanted to take advantage of him, and never liked him to begin with.
I feel alright," Steve sings, and we know that all is right in Steve's world again. The guitars snarl as Steve weaves his words around the tale of "the last of the hard-core troubadours," a phrase that has now become his nickname. This one moves so fast that you may not even realize the beauty of the chords, but it's there; the chord structure is excellent. As I said above, that's part of the theme of this album, dealing with his past and the way he was pre-rehab.
Steve croons the lyrics as the song goes on, showing his rock side a bit near the end before declaring that he "never meant to be cruel or untrue I'm just hurtin' me when I'm hurtin' you. Woke up alone and now she's gone. The beginning and end are regular romps, but it rocks during the middle solo section. It's followed by the album's first soft song, the lovely "Valentine's Day," one of the most beautiful songs Steve ever wrote.
Written on February 13th my birthday! This is, simply, one of the greatest love songs ever written, and every single thing about it shines, from Steve's cracked vocals to the chord structure to the string arrangement to the background vocals from the Fairfield Four. Steve sings, "I know that I swore that I wouldn't forget. I wrote it all down; I lost it, I guess. There's so much I want to say, but all the words just slip away. The black wildebeest is native to the southernmost parts of the continent.
It has now been reintroduced to them and also introduced to Namibia, where it has become well established. However, as a result of widespread hunting, the black wildebeest no longer occupies its historical range or makes migrations, and is now largely limited to game farms and protected reserves.
The blue wildebeest is native to eastern and southern Africa. Blue wildebeest are mainly found in short grass plains bordering bush-covered acacia savannas , thriving in areas that are neither too wet nor too dry. They can be found in habitats that vary from overgrazed areas with dense bush to open woodland floodplains.
Not all wildebeest are migratory. Herds of nonterritorial bachelor males roam at will and do not seem to have any restrictions on where they wander. Blue wildebeest have both migratory and sedentary populations. In the Ngorongoro , most animals are sedentary and males maintain a network of territories throughout the year, though breeding is seasonal in nature.
Females and young form groups of about 10 individuals or join together in larger aggregations, and nonterritorial males form bachelor groups.
In the Maasai Mara game reserve, a non-migratory population of blue wildebeest had dwindled from about , animals in to about 22, in The reason for the decline is thought to be the increasing competition between cattle and wildebeest for a diminishing area of grazing land as a result of changes in agricultural practices, and possibly fluctuations in rainfall.
Each year, some East African populations of blue wildebeest have a long-distance migration, seemingly timed to coincide with the annual pattern of rainfall and grass growth. At the end of the wet season May or June in East Africa , wildebeest migrate to dry-season areas in response to a lack of surface drinking water. When the rainy season begins again months later , animals quickly move back to their wet-season ranges. Factors suspected to affect migration include food abundance, surface water availability, predators, and phosphorus content in grasses.
Phosphorus is a crucial element for all life forms, particularly for lactating female bovids. As a result, during the rainy season, wildebeest select grazing areas that contain particularly high phosphorus levels.
Aerial photography has revealed that a level of organisation occurs in the movement of the herd that cannot be apparent to each individual animal; for example, the migratory herd exhibits a wavy front, and this suggests that some degree of local decision-making is taking place. While having the appearance of a frenzy, recent research has shown a herd of wildebeest possesses what is known as a " swarm intelligence ", whereby the animals systematically explore and overcome the obstacle as one.
Major predators that feed on wildebeest include the lion , hyena , African wild dog , cheetah , leopard , and crocodile , which seem to favour the wildebeest over other prey. Typically, the predators attempt to isolate a young or ill animal and attack without having to worry about the herd. Wildebeest have developed additional sophisticated cooperative behaviours, such as animals taking turns sleeping while others stand guard against a night attack by invading predators.
Wildebeest migrations are closely followed by vultures , as wildebeest carcasses are an important source of food for these scavengers. Decreases in the number of migrating wildebeest have also had a negative effect on the vultures.
Zebras and wildebeest group together in open savannah environments with high chances of predation. This grouping strategy reduces predation risk because larger groups decrease each individual's chance of being hunted, and predators are more easily seen in open areas.
Wildebeest can also listen in on the alarm calls of other species, and by doing so, can reduce their risk of predation. One study showed, along with other ungulates, wildebeests responded more strongly to the baboon alarm calls compared to the baboon contest calls, though both types of calls had similar patterns, amplitudes, and durations. The alarm calls were a response of the baboons to lions, and the contest calls were recorded when a dispute between two males occurred.
Wildebeest do not form permanent pair bonds and during the mating season, or rut , the males establish temporary territories and try to attract females into them.
The males defend these territories from other males while competing for females that are coming into oestrus. The males use grunts and distinctive behaviour to entice females into their territories. Wildebeest usually breed at the end of the rainy season when the animals are well fed and at their peak of fitness.
Wildebeest females breed seasonally and ovulate spontaneously. The estrous cycle is about 23 days and the gestation period lasts to days. Groups of wildebeest females and young live in the small areas established by the male. When groups of wildebeest join together, the female to male ratio is higher because the females choose to move to the areas held by a smaller number of males.
Today, many wildebeest populations are experiencing rapid declines. Overland migration as a biological process requires large, connected landscapes, which are increasingly difficult to maintain, particularly over the long term, when human demands on the landscape compete. The most acute threat comes from migration barriers, such as fences and roads. Where the black and blue wildebeest share a common range, the two can hybridise, and this is regarded as a potential threat to the black wildebeest.
The populations of this species are on an increase. Now, more than 18, individuals are believed to remain, 7, of which are in Namibia, outside their natural range, and where it is farmed. Its introduction into Namibia has been a success and numbers have increased substantially there from in to 7, in The blue wildebeest has also been rated as of least concern.
The population trend is stable, and their numbers are estimated to be around 1,, — mainly due to the increase of the populations in Serengeti National Park Tanzania to 1,, However, the numbers of one of the subspecies, the eastern white-bearded wildebeest C. Wildebeest provide several useful animal products.
The hide makes good-quality leather and the flesh is coarse, dry and rather hard. This dried game meat is a delicacy and an important food item in Africa. Cooks preparing the wildebeest carcass usually cut it into 11 pieces.
Wildebeest benefit the ecosystem by increasing soil fertility with their excreta. They are economically important for human beings, as they are a major tourist attraction. They also provide important products, such as leather, to humans. Wild individuals can be competitors of commercial livestock, and can transmit diseases and cause epidemics among animals, particularly domestic cattle. They can also spread ticks , lungworms , tapeworms , flies, and paramphistome flukes.
The black wildebeest is depicted on the coat of arms of the Province of Natal in South Africa. Over the years, the South African authorities have issued several stamps displaying the animal and the South African Mint has struck a two cent piece with a prancing black wildebeest.Sep 27, · Check out Gnuggets by The Wildebeests on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on corbitibigoldsungtobesearzilicor.infoinfo Amazon Music Unlimited HD Prime Music CDs & Vinyl Download Store Open Web Player MP3 Basket Settings Gnuggets. The Wildebeests. Start your 30 Feel Alright. Feel Alright. Listen Now Buy: £ In MP3.