SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB
Always Say Please & Thank You
CD - $12.00 Recently repressed on CD with new artwork! iTunes emusic
Since their first album "Slim Cessna's Auto Club" came out in 1995 the band have been extremely popular on the local Denver live scene; that's how they won into Jello's heart. In fact, the press even came up with a name for fans of the band : "Cessnuts". Their second album "American Country Music Changed Her Life" was released in 1998 around the same time the band was flown to Paris to hold court at a club for a 2 week stint as well as their 3-night opening slot for Johnny Cash in Las Vegas.
Musically they have been called alt country, country-western, country-revisionist, and psychobilly. They have been compared to Hank Williams, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 16 Horsepower, Ernest Tubb and Jimmie Rodgers. Yet "alt" and weird enough to keep mainstream country fans scared of them. Some songs have a gospel feel to them, which makes sense since Slim's father was a baptist preacher.
The CD contains thirteen gems soaked in country, hillbilly, and western with banjo, fiddle, pedal-steel guitar, keyboard, bass, harmonium, auto harp, accordion, and Slim's signature yodel falsetto vocals.
Tales of luv, Satan, whiskey, drivin', Jesus, smokin', .44's, God, wine, The Lord, feelin' blue, gin, .....you get the picture, help tell the story.
The limited edition LP version contains one track that's not on the CD. The LP version contains 10 songs total. The CD contains 13 songs.
"Like countless country performers before him, Cessna weaves together the conflicting elements of Saturday night and Sunday morning. Light is fueled with dark, sin with salvation, hearth and home with the lost highway."
from "Psychobilly Stars" Friday, September 17, 1999 Denver Post
"But the best band at SXSW was Slim Cessna's Auto Club, a Denver 6 piece that combines the best of bluegrass and backwardass-like a crazed punk band crashing into a gospel hoe-down, the band swerved preachy to creepy with a downhome flair." - Spin