Personally, I don't think thisВ Chapel HillВ trioВ quite cameВ into their own until their sophomore effort, ,
which I featured on hereВ many moons ago, but their premiere, Send in the Clowns
isВ nonetheless a shitload of fun.В TheВ gussied up hairdos
В sport on the album jacket belie some raucous dust-ups andВ punk-tinged hoe downs ensconced within the album itself.В There'sВ oodles o' southern-fryed drawl etched into the grooves as well, fortunately for us not the cantankerous, old fogey variety.В Unlike the vaguelyВ likeminded Georgia Satellites, the Snatches kick any potential "boogie"В indescretionsВ clear to the curb, and good on them for that.В I'll take the twangy rockers ("Lazy Suzan" and "Weathervain") overВ theВ lazy bar-stool ballad "Time Done Gone," any day,В but by and large Send in...
is all good.
After the aforementioned Dead Men
LP, the Snatches would carry on as Clarissa throughout the '90s, but would return toВ their former namesake by the next decade, and cut a bevy of new albums.
01. Lazy Suzan
02. Cry Wolf
05. Time Done Gone
06. Up on the Mountain
07. Rodeo Clown
08. Thing of the Past
09. Cowboys & Indians
11. Ones With the Black