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Additional Dysfunction

by Bumpkin

alternative country for listeners who enjoy influences that are long past but still alive
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Blame It On Somethin'
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2. The Path You're On
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3. Sometimes When I Get Real Drunk
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4. Gonna Be the One You've Been Treatin' Bad
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5. Shanty
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6. The Maze
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bumpkin returns with his follow up to More Songs About Drinking And Women Who Left (2007). All songs on this EP were recorded and mixed at Palmyra Studios in Palmer, Texas, except The Maze, recorded and mixed at Thunderhill Studios in Arlington, TX.

All songs were written by Bumpkin except Shanty, written by Jonathan Edwards and published by A Side Music LLC OBO Castle Hill Music.

All songs were mastered by George Geurin at Digital Editing Services, Dallas, TX.

Credits are as follows:

Engineers: Paul (Pappy) Middleton and Dan Underhill
Lead guitars: Jerko Dabelic
Bass guitar: Jason Manriquez
Violin: D.B. Dooley
Drums: Dan Underhill
Six string banjo: Jerko Dabelic
Artwork: Josh Hoover


Listeners who enjoyed my 2007 album More Songs About Drinking and Women Who Left will find some of the same on this release, with the exception that there are lyrical and melodic hints that Bumpkin has gotten five years older since 2007.

Thanks to the following for playing Bumpkin:

Fatcatradio.com (hosted by One Angry Swede)
103.3 FM Goulburn, Australia (Honky Tonk Time Machine)
Outlaws and Red Dirt (Live 365)
Shoprock (podcast from Greenfield Woodworks-Mercer, PA)
99.9 Bay FM, Byron Bay, Australia
96.5 Sarasota, Fl (The Breakfast Bar-Bill Stoner)
HonkyTonkJunkie.com (Los Angeles)
Freight Train Boogie Podcast #199 (Bill Frater)


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Shane

Good Sound
The more I listen to this album, the better it gets. The best songs are The Path You're On, Gonna Be the One You've Been Treatin' Bad, and The Maze in my opinion. The Maze could be on the radio if it was longer. I would have loved one more verse.

Thom

Mix of alternative, country, and folk
Bumpkin has always been a bit of an enigma, playing by his own rules and never taking requests. His latest effort finds him in a more reflective mood focusing on atmospherics and mood. It works on songs such as Maze which plays on many emotions such as heartbreak, longing, and regret. The guitar creates a sound of early Neil Young and Pink Floyd, while other tracks like Sometimes when I get Drunk, continue the outlaw drinking tunes of his previous album; the excellent More Songs. I think the theme Bumpkin is trying to convey on this album is growing older and love that just seems out of reach. He includes a nice rendition "Shanty", a rocking tune getting on a party buzz. It fits nicely with the more serious tracks like radio single The Path You're On. Overall, this release leaves the listener wanting more but seems just enough until next time.