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From The Revolution Starts...Now
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Official web site: Steveearle.com
A rebel all his life, Steve Earle has not necessarily mellowed with age. He knows what it's like to live hard, and almost died young: fortunately for us, he's one of those folks for whom a stint behind bars actually served as a "rehabilitation" of sorts.
There's an infectious mix of rock and country in Earle's style, and through it he expresses frustrations and hopes alike. One may say that his 2004 release, The Revolution Starts...Now, is more frustration than hope, but Earle doesn't see it this way.
In a retrospective about the album's production (during which all but two songs were recorded in 24 hours), Earle writes:
"F the CC" also attacks two other notorious three-letter acronyms: the FBI and CIA. Those who flinch at cursing should probably simply move along - the rest of us will find this an energizing tune.