Album · 2013 · 12 Songs. Fulks has consistently made excellent records that display his understanding and mastery of folk, blues, country and bluegrass
His album, Gone Away Backward, is a sneaky triumph. Hobos and miscreants rub shoulders with nostalgic old-timers and lonely lovers. The musicianship on the album kicks ass, but the real star is the brilliant pile of songs Robbie has amassed for his return to the great Bloodshot Records. Rhett Miller, Old 97's. There may be flashier songwriters than Robbie Fulks, but there are none better. His new album, Gone Away Backward, is a sneaky triumph. Hobos and miscreants rub shoulders with nostalgic old-timers and lonely lovers
Gone Away Backward Robbie Fulks. This album has an average beat per minute of 128 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 92/196 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Gone Away Backward.
It's the best album Fulks has ever made, period, and even if you can't quite make out the twister that swept away all that old anger, it's easy to hear the sweet, sad emptiness it left behind. 89. A pair of trad-style instrumentals, "Snake Chapman's Tune" and "Pacific Slope," underlines Fulks' sublime stylistic mastery.
With Gone Away Backward, Fulks has made an album that feints in the direction of nostalgia while grappling very much with the here and now. Even for a singer-songwriter known for his clever twists and turns, it's a considerable achievement. Where I Fell" finds a softly beautiful melody encasing a lyric about an economically depressed area that's left the narrator hopeless, jobless and, perhaps soon, homeless. This has long been the difficulty of Robbie Fulks' commercial appeal, even as a work as vivid and moving as Gone Away Backward confirms his reputation. At one point here, he sings, "You're living like there's no tomorrow, I live like there's only yesterday," but that's another bit of slyness. Fulks sees the present with clear eyes and a full heart.
Part folk, part country, part maverick gadfly, Chicago's Robbie Fulks rode in on the No Depression Americana wave, and given that he is such a finely tuned and smart songwriter, he was both effortlessly a part of that scene and also somehow stood outside of it, a stylistic blend of John Prine and Woody Guthrie, with a little bit of Doc.
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Gone Away Backward is a stark, mostly acoustic and ballad-full album, engineered and produced by Steve Albini, that sounds hushed, urgent, and clear as a bell (showing Albini knows how to make a folk record) even as it sounds like it's a Dust Bowl field recording from a century before, albeit with a finely tuned eye on the inequities that often. Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward (2013). Brand new: lowest price.