Dixie Dregs
Night of the Living Dregs


4.0
excellent

Review

by tarkus USER (16 Reviews)
April 14th, 2011 | 10 replies | 2,411 views


Release Date: 1979 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This fully instrumental album is one that belongs in your collection.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

In 1979, the Dixie Dregs released Night of the Living Dregs. Their fourth album was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Rock Instrumental Album” category, and well deserved it. A mix between jazz-fusion and progressive rock, the album and Steve Morse’s guitar playing are both technical and relaxing. Tracks 1-4 are recorded in the studio and tracks 5-8 at the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival.
The studio section of the record is split mainly with speedy guitar playing, and a slower blues duo of songs. The album starts off at a fast tempo with the first two tracks, Punk Sandwich and Country House Shuffle. These songs are heavily guitar driven and some of the best on the album. The fourth track, Long Slow Distance, is the longest on the album, and has a bluesy feel to it. The second song in the live section, The Bash, has a southern feel to it and is very technical with the guitar. Most of the live tracks incorporate a fiddle, as another leading instrument.
A relatively short album, only thirty five minutes long, Night of the Living Dregs well deserves its Grammy nomination, and belongs in the collection of anyone who enjoys jazz fusion, blues, or southern style music.



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gabethepiratesquid
April 15th 2011



4521 Comments


It's really sad seeing a review with no comments. Here, have one on me bud.

Review seems a bit short. Idunno if it's minimalism or what.

undertakerpt
February 15th 2012



1267 Comments


This one didnt do much for me, much prefer their first two albums. Review their others!

OmairSh
October 12th 2012



10868 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

More Dixie Dregs fans than I thought, good to know :D.

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OmairSh
September 12th 2013



10868 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Steve morse is a G!

KILL
March 26th 2014



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

long slow distance omg

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OmairSh
April 27th 2014



10868 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Andy West is a boss

undertakerpt
April 29th 2014



1267 Comments


Off the top of my head, Allan Sloan and rod morgenstein did somthing in the band. Amiright?

undertakerpt
April 29th 2014



1267 Comments


Yep just checked now, reading album sleeves as a child whilst taking a shit paid off

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 29th 2014



15906 Comments


tarkus needs to come back

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OmairSh
April 29th 2014



10868 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And you need to check this



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