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Artist: Alligator Stew

Title: Alligator Stew

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Category: Southern Rock

Year: 2000

Label: Hogleg Records

Catalog Number: 00001


Gary Jeffries lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Doug Richardson bass, backing vocals
T.C. Markie drums, percussion, washboard
John Andrews lap steel guitar, dobro
Danny Beirne piano, organ

Re-issued in 2001 as "A First Taste Of"


1.  Louisiana Man  
2.  Shiner  
3.  Doesn't Really Matter  
4.  Blood Money  
5.  One Time Too Long  
6.  Two Wheels  
7.  Rose Thorn Bed  
8.  Voodoo Spell  
9.  California Cowboy  
10.  Mad Dog Saloon  
11.  Blood Money acoustic version  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Paulo_Fernandes Date: January 26, 2004 at 19:38
This album features Gary Jeffries of Asphalt Ballet (1st) fame so awesome vocals are guaranteed from the start, although southern rock i can see this cd appealing to a lot of the users of this site - check it out - looooove the 4th track - Blood money!

From: CurtisLoew Date: January 26, 2004 at 20:42
Damn good Southern Rock...right now it's my pick for best Southern Rock album of the 2000's, but there's pretty slim pickings in that category. I've been listening to this one over and over since I got it. Outstanding tracks include "Blood Money", "Doesn't Really Matter", "One Time Too Long" and "Two Wheels"; but there's really not a bad tune on the disc.

From: Great Dane Date: January 29, 2004 at 15:30
KVN............Yeahaa, finally this made it on Heavyharmonies. This is a cd that blew me away. Its on my alltime favorite top ten list. The tracks are awesome, and the production too.Pure class. Its up there with the best albums Ive ever heard. Van Halen 1, Kiss-Destroyer, Judas Priest-Unleashed In The East, Malice-In The Beginning, Motley Crue-Dr Feelgood, Mercyful Fate-The Oath. Get it, its phenomenal and Gary Jefferies vocals rocks.

From: Muddley Date: November 15, 2004 at 18:06
World class music.

From: Lucas Date: December 21, 2004 at 23:15
Para salir un poco de el sonido estridente de las 6 cuerdas, tenemos la oportunidad de presentarles a Alligator Stew. Si bien son originarios de Los Angeles, su estilo es southern rock el cual se hizo mundialmente conocido por otros grandes como 38. Special y Lynyrd Skynyrd. Aunque esta es una forma fácil de ponerles un rotulo, también hacen rock and roll y blues en su disco homónimo. Diez temas eléctricos y un acústico conforman el cd, donde destaco “Blood money” y “Voodoo spell” este ultimo

From: Lucas Date: December 21, 2004 at 23:15
definitivamente el mejor, aunque tiene predominantes guitarras acústicas, tiene muchísima fuerza. Es típico encontrar harmónicas, y piano a lo extenso de este lanzamiento que si bien ya tiene un par de años en el mercado, vale la pena escucharlo. Alligátor Stew es: Gary Jeffires en voz, harmónica y guitarra, T.C. Markle en batería y percusión, John Andrews en lap steel guitar y dobro, Dough Richardson en bajo y coros y como artista invitado Danny Beirne en piano y organo.

From: Lucas Date: December 21, 2004 at 23:16
Ideal para escucharlo en una reposera a orillas del río de La Plata o Parana, en verano y con un par de caimanes merodeando.

From: Muddley Date: December 22, 2004 at 0:38
Ja og I er en flok spansktalende ANALfabeter. skriv dog på engelsek(Write in english)

From: juan carlos Date: August 11, 2008 at 1:56
I have to agree with the comments above, more with CurtisLove, Great Southern Rock, "Blood Money" is a Great Songs and the Highlight indeed. Great Southern Rock. Blood Money ROCKS!!! 8.5/10

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 12, 2009 at 3:26
Well, let's get one thing straight right off: this is barely rock, southern or otherwise. I guess the best qualifier would be country-rock, although it sounds more country to me. And I'm not a big fan of country music, but these are pretty good songs, and the musicianship and production are both excellent. Piano, harmonica and slide guitar are used liberally, and there's almost no distortion to speak of, so be forewarned. Gary Jeffires has a slightly raspy voice, and not too thick of an accent that he doesn't try to exaggerate. Lyrics deal with typical topics: guns, whiskey, voodoo, and the obligatory biker song. It's an enjoyable listen, when even the more upbeat tunes have a kind of laidback feel, but it's maybe not for the metal-or-die crowd. My favorite song, hands down, is "One Time Too Long."

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 6, 2010 at 1:31
Yeah, I know, I already commented on it. I'm back. You gotta be in the right mood for this one, and I was this afternoon, and it occurred to me: this band was absolutely mishandled. I guess Gary Jeffries's background in an also-ran L.A. metal band automatically pigeonholed him with the Perris Records crowd, who only know how to market to old-school metal fans, which is totally the wrong audience, as it has little in common with anything else on that label at the time. I tell you what though, I hear some of the pure garbage that gets played on country radio these days, and Alligator Stew stomps all over that shit, with great production, excellent musicians, and smarter songs. While not exactly my cup of tea all the time, I really think Alligator Stew could've been a lot bigger if they had been marketed to the right crowd. "Louisiana Man," "Two Wheels," and especially "Rose Thron Bed" and "One Time Too Long" are terrific songs.

From: shoemaker Date: April 12, 2011 at 11:46
Heard 4 songs via you-tube, fucking brilliant country-hardrock!!!

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