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Sixty Watt Shaman

Reason to Live

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Category: Stoner Blues Metal

Year: 2002

Label: Spitfire Records

Catalog Number: SPT-15180-2

Average Rating: 89 / 100 (1 rating)

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Sixty Watt Shaman Reason to Live Album Cover

Daniel Kerzwick vocals, guitar, percussion
Joe Selby guitar
Rev. James Forrester bass
Minnesota Pete Campbell drums
Scott Wino Weinrich Additional guitar
Scott Reeder Additional bass
1.  Nomad  3:08
2.  Reason to Live  4:28
3.  Blind by Morning  4:13
4.  Horse You Rode in On  3:16
5.  Our Name is War  3:42
6.  The Mill Wheel  3:30
7.  Long Hard Road  4:12
8.  The Evil Behavior of Ordinary People  3:38
9.  My Ruin  2:23
10.  Breathe Again  3:58
11.  One Good Leg and a Bottle of Booze  3:10
12.  All My Love  1:47
13.  Distance  5:03
14.  When the Morning Comes  3:48
15.  When I'm Alone  7:13
16.  All Things Come to Pass  12:45
Total Running Time:  70:14

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From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 24, 2013 at 17:44
I honestly didn't know what to make off this disc when I first got it back in '02. Sixty Watt Shaman don't play your average, garden-variety stoner metal. Their influences reach further back than 1969 with folk and blues undertones. The vocals are scratchy, even more so than on Seed Of Decades, which may put people off at first, but there's actually a lot of melody going on behind the rasp. Guitars are fuzzy and effects-laden, only occasionally sticking to simple power chords. Bass is loud and usually doing something different from the guitars, while the drums groove and swing underneath. With sixteen tracks spanning well over an hour, there's plenty to get into here, from the thumping boogie of "Nomad" and 'One Good Leg," to the acoustic strum of "The Mill Wheel" and "When The Morning Comes," including the heavy stomp of "Our Name Is War," and the weary slow-burn of "Distance," wrapping up with the sludgy plod of "All Things Come to Pass." The pure-blues hidden track is sometimes misi

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 24, 2013 at 17:47
... misidentified as "Just Being You," but acccording to an interview with Kerzwick himself, the actual title is "Somebody Else." It's been eleven years since this disc came out, and the band hasn't done another since, but I stilll listen to Reason To Live very often. The only weak track is an unnecessary, nearly unlistenably murky bass solo in "All My Love." Bass solos: never a good idea.

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