Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

by Dwight Yoakam


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Dwight Yoakam's debut (actually an expanded version of his independent EP) brought the high-kicking spirit of Buck Owens's Bakersfield country back to the radio and rescued it from urban cowboy blandness. Yoakam's lonesome yodel is immediately memorable, and his band kicks like a liquored-up mule, thanks to Brantley Kearns's whining fiddle and Pete Anderson's astounding Telecaster chops. Tunes like "Honky-Tonk Man" and "Bury Me" (a spirited duet with Maria McKee) prove that Yoakam's is a truly original voice, probably the closest thing to punk that mainstream country will ever accept. But he's no subversive; his rockabilly cover of "Ring of Fire" and Ray Price's "Heartaches by the Number" show that traditional country is in his blood. Along with Steve Earle's Guitar Town, Yoakam's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. is a cornerstone of what became the '90s alternative country movement. Yoakam remains a vital recording artist, and this is the first and best place to get familiar with him.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992537247
catalogNumber: 25372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Maria McKee   Vocals,Track Performer
Gene Taylor   Piano
Pete Anderson   Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,6-string bass
Ed Black   Pedal Steel Guitar
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
J.D. Foster   Bass,Background Vocals
Brantley Kearns   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Jay Dee Maness   Pedal Steel Guitar
David Mansfield   Dobro,Mandolin
Jerry McGee   Guitar
Stu Perry   Drums
Robert Wilson   Bass Guitar
Jeff Donavan   Drums

Technical Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Arranger,Art Direction
Pete Anderson   Arranger,Producer
Brian Levi   Engineer
Dusty Wakeman   Engineer

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Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Ralphie More than 1 year ago
There is no one like Dwight Yoakam. You can hear just the first 5 seconds of his songs and you know it's him. His voice is so sincere and pure, not at all like the country music of today. Dwight sings songs about his memories growing up and he can also go way out and write something wild. He is such a powerhouse of music and showmanship. You will love this album just like you will love anything Dwight does. He is # 1 in my book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This album turned-on me on to Traditional Country music. I had always been a Rock fan (and still am), but listened to this at a friend's urging and it opened the gates to all sorts of great music I never knew existed. A classic album!