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Wrong Side Of The Tracks

by The Dry County Crooks

Outlaw country meets punk rock. Music by and for the working class.
Genre: Rock: Cowpunk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Will You Look Over Me
3:07 $0.99
2. Family, Faith, and Love
4:37 $0.99
3. Wrong Side Of The Tracks
4:26 $0.99
4. I'd Do Hard Time For You
3:41 $0.99
5. Light's Just Right
4:51 $0.99
6. Kimberly
3:06 $0.99
7. True Vine
4:00 $0.99
8. Hellbound
3:47 $0.99
9. When Dreams Come True
3:00 $0.99
10. Break These Chains
4:08 $0.99
11. Love Don't Pay The Rent
4:43 $0.99
12. Drugs And Alcohol
1:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Dry County Crooks are an outlaw country/rock outfit from Portland, Oregon with punk roots and a blue-collar message that has become their trademark. Touring the western states since 2001, they've played over 300 shows including multiple appearances at MusicfestNW and opening for bands ranging from Eddie Spaghetti to The Tennessee Three. Vocalist/accoustic guitarist Vinny D's anthems are the ignition system in the hopped up pickup that is DCC. Influences Johnny Cash, Social Distortion, and The Pogues are hot wired into tales of rural American characters, greased up broken hearts, alcoholic binges and knife weilding street fighters. Paul Becker's electric guitar crunch sparks the 8-cylinder rhythm section of drummer Cheo Larcombe and Bassist Johnny B.

In 2003 The Dry County Crooks self-released "The One That Got Away" on Blue Collar Heart Music and followed in 2005 with "Wrong Side Of The Tracks". Their new album, "When Hearts Break" is now out on the MastanMusic label.


"The Crooks' new "When Hearts Break"- a collection of unaffected Americana-core anthems and rockabilly ballads - lurches decidedly punkward." Jay Horton, Williamette Week.

"Hearing a band that sounds as lean and streamlined as The Dry County Crooks do on their latest album, "When Hearts Break," has a strangely calming effect, in spite of their muscular country/rock hybrid." Bob Ham, special to The Oregonian.

"It's a strange world when a country band rocks harder than much of what passes for rock these days" -Brian Blair, editor/publisher, Oregon Music Guide. www.omguide.com

"The best damn country CD you'll hear this year!" -Queenie, Portland Online MusicNet. www.pomn.com

"Music to open a cheap beer with a greasy but sharp switchblade by, as you drive through the streets of Portland in your three on the tree, straight-six Impala" -Jack Sparks
'The Other Side of Country' WMGT 1220 AM. www.othersideofcountry.com

"Their songs, in all their heartbroken, whiskey-soaked, soul-baring glory, are as true as it gets. Buy this record---and do it now." -Rick Emerson, 'The Rick Emerson Show' KCMD 970 AM. www.rickemerson.com

"Great stuff!" -Stephen Egerton, ALL, The Descendents. www.allcentral.com

"The Crooks music is country, but don't be put off by that label, because waiting around the corner are loud guitars, tatoos and murder ballads." -Rob Peacock. www.nw-radio.com

"Mix punk, twang and add attitude. Dry County Crooks mines the rebel spirit of both genres." -Angela Yeager, Statesman Journal.



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Richard Amery Kenora Daily Miner and News

Cool crooks
If Social Distortion grew up around Hazard County rather than Orange County, they might sound like the Dry County Crooks.
Throughout there is plenty of punk snarl, dark themed stories, rockabilly attitude as well as searing solos like on Family, Faith and Love combined with punchy acoustic rhythms.
The Crooks play with feeling and sing as earnestly about riding the rails, getting drunk and murder and going to jail or the grave for your love as they do about family, faith and love.
Kimberly, an old fashioned cheating and killing ballad is my favourite track and the reason I bought the CD, though Kimberly actually isn’t mentioned in the song.
This aint your grandpappy’s country, but it certainly reflects that era’s seedy underbelly. It is an excellent listen.

Greg Reid

A shot of Crooks with a whiskey chaser
A must own CD, not to mention seeing these guys live is about enough to make a Seattle guy like myself want to move to Oregon so I can catch more shows. Cheo has at least 5 arms...it's the damndest thing.


The dry county crooks rock!!!
all i got to say is wow!!!!!! awesome band great music!!! no questions asked, best damn music around!!! when will "radio" open up and play the good shit!!!!!

Miss Kimmie

Today my favorite song is Kimberly!
If you haven’t heard The Crooks music, you have yet to fall in love. Vinny D pours his heart into every song and each time you listen to the CD, you’ll find yourself caught in a different song that will become your new favorite. The sound and the lyrics are amazing. This is not a band that has just one or two good songs... each song ROCKS!

Rhinestone Kevin

Great follow up album!
What more can I say? Whenever I am describing this band, I always tell people the the Crooks are what Social Distortion should have been. Gritty, heartfelt Rock -n- Roll, with a little bit of country thrown in to boot. Every bit as good as thir first album. If you are a fan of Rock -n- Roll, Rockabilly, or Americana, get this album now!What more can I say? Whenever I am describing this band, I always tell people the Crooks are what Social Distortion should have been - gritty, heartfelt rock -n- roll, with a little bit of country thrown in to boot. “Wrong Side Of The Tracks” is every bit as good as their first album. If you are a fan of Rock -n- Roll, Rockabilly, or Americana, get this album now!

Mike E

Even better than The One that Got Away
A great follow up to their 1st CD. Every song has the potential to be somebody's favorite. Vinnie D bares his soul in the lyrics and the band just rocks! Buy it today!