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Snake Oil

by Stiff Dead Cat

Back-alley porch-punk. An all acoustic fiery blend of bluegrass, jug, jazz, funk and junk.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Where You Gonna Find a Good Man Like Me
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2:29 album only
2. Crawdad Song
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4:06 album only
3. Chevrolet
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2:58 album only
4. The Other Mrs. Stranger
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4:22 album only
5. Bring it With You When You Come
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2:45 album only
6. Dire Wolf
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7. Tatuituitcan
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4:53 album only
8. Evil Man Blues
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9. Were All Gonna Die
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10. Alabama Jubilee
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11. Oh Baby, Oh Yeah
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12. Lawn Cock
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13. Willie the Weeper
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14. I Know that Someday
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15. Bonus Track
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Album Notes
Stiff Dead Cat

Stiff Dead Cat is a four-piece band that plays what they call "Porch Music" which blends a fiery combination of bluegrass, jazz, blues, jug-stomp and funk. This band is the real deal, they hail from the hills of Northern California, and for the last four years, these seasoned vets have been doin' exactly what they want; comin down off the mountain and bringin their own version of traditional music to the people. SDC was once was banned by the Sonoma County Folk Society, but just talk to them and they'll tell ya, "there's more than one way to skin a cat" and they can describe that in great detail. Just give the CD a spin and see for yourself. Their music conjures up both harsh and comedic images from the back woods. There is no denying that Stiff Dead Cat is a band to look out for. Catch them soon before one of them has an accident with the back-hoe. These guys have an amazing new album and a must see live show. This is sonic mischief at it's best. -Finke Jones

Stiff Dead Cat includes:

Wylie Woods- lead vocal, mandolin, banjo
Wylie lives in a barn in the backwoods of Forestville working as a Blacksmith. When not playing music, Wylie can be found killing and butchering wild game, making grappa, and burning coal before his wife gets home.

Dave Lux- Rezo guitar, vocals
Dave lives in a complex of trailers in the hills of Cazedero. He is a carpenter by trade, who spends his his spare time feading raw meat to his dog, raising chickens, and eating fresh vegetables when he remembers to water the garden for his wife.

Jesse Rudolph - Drums
Jesse works six days a week at feed store in Penngrove, but he'll call in sick for any Stiff Dead Cat gig. His Steer is almost ready for a trip to the butcher and he is planning to raise another batch of pigs. He hasn't met his wife.

Curly - Bull fiddle
Curly spends half his time in Europe playing avant-garde. We can't figure out why. The other half of his time he resides in the Oakland ghetto. We can't figure that out either. We think he might have more than one wife.


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Pretty Polly

This is the SH#T!
Puts a spring in my step- a smile in my day, but can you guys play Freebird?

Jonas Berg

these guys rock!!
this cd is more of the great homegrown genuine heartfelt bluegrass that really gets one groovin' and thinkin' about banging on something... metal wood or whatever!

Greg Day

A+ Finally found a new sound..
This whole cd is filled to the brim with excellent musicianship and music. The thing is, this cd is goddamn awesome but it doesn't capture the energy this band outputs live. They are absolutely fabulous! They play some of the most original music I ever heard. There's great music you can listen to every day in your car or office or whatever, and there's music that makes you want to pick up your guitar (inspiring), and this band has got both those attributes. I am a huge fan...see you guys March 25th in Berkeley.

Khat (that's not dead, nor stiff yet)

Your tunes hit a nerve in my soul
This album mooooves me and it hits home. That is how I judge music. Does it get my blood bubbling?? By golly, it sure hits the nail on the head. It is raw, soulful and oh so much fun to listen to. Go Forth & Conquer!!! Thanx for keeping my blood perculating!!!


Great stuff, even if you dont like twangy/ blue grassish music
I was worried when I found out that Stiff Dead Cat was going to be opening a Les Claypool show I was to attend . I was blown away by these guys ! Awesome show, awesome music and a killer time ! I really enjoyed this tunes and picked up this disc and have already listened to it several times. Highly and whole heartedly reccomended !!


F@#king Awson
This is such an original band, go see them live.

Ken Rochioli

Stiff D.C. is better live!
They played at event last night that I was catering and they were totally awsome. They sounded perfect and had me bouncing while I was cooking. Great guys and great fun!

Andris B.

'I remember the day that my sister was born...'
I heard 'We're All Gonna Die' on youtube and I instantly fell in love with these crazy motherfunkers. I knew I gotta grab their cd's from here. I did. I'm happy I did. I'm sad I'm not living in California. I'd party my ass off on their concert...

Wendi Tibbets

A jug-stompin' funky romp of a good time!
Seasoned musicians make the band the newest up 'n comers for this musical genre. They infuse humor as well as tasteful, lightning-quick licks for a blend that is well worth the $ for their CD. Sizzlin' hot. Get 'em while they're still underground!!

Nick the Dick

Good Shit!
This band is sweet! I encountered them during a Les Claypool concert and was completly impressed with their set. The music is a down home bluegrass meets funk. The sound is unique. Also, the bands sarcasm and since of humor shine through which gives it multifacited appeal. This was the perfect band to open for Claypool. I cannot wait to see them again. The only critisism I have for the band is they need to work on what to say to the crowd. At times it seemed kind of akward because they didnt know what to say. Advice for them is to just say something who cares what, the musical talent it at a level that allows them to own the stage.
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