MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

Enter the download code you received with your purchase to claim your downloads. Keep in mind many mobile devices don't have built in support for opening ZIP files; you may want to download on a computer.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

Passwords must be at least 6 characters

Tarantula

Limes

Tarantula

Goner
LP $13.00

08/30/2011 600385215015 

65 GONE 


CD $13.00

08/16/2011 600385215022 

66 GONE 


MP3 $9.90

08/16/2011 600385215022 

 


In a town full of musical hermits and legends, it may seem trite to call anyone the town’s best kept secret. But truck-driving rocker Shawn Cripps and his revolving cast of characters collectively known as Limes have been making lovable late-night rackets at midtown dives for nearly a decade with very little to show for it. A couple of singles (one from France, one from Italy) and two homemade CDRs were all that existed until Goner released Rhinestone River last year. Well, that’s not entirely true—as is typical with many Memphis iconoclasts like Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson and Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, Limes clicked with overseas listeners before Americans caught on, and Cripps’s first album Tarantula did receive a limited CD release in 2005 on a small New Zealand label. Somehow that made more sense than it should have, as Limes’ brand of quirky pop and rock wouldn’t be out of place on a Flying Nun comp from the mid-’80s. 
Cripps has had a crazy life. For a while, he lived on a boat in the Mississippi River; there were rumors he went a little kooky at some point and wouldn’t listen to anything but Exile on Main Street for months. He was a frequent collaborator with Harlan T. Bobo—the two are both reclusive songsters with more than their fair share of talent and bad luck. Catching Limes live, you never knew who will be there or how it’ll turn out. Could be the best show of the year—or the worst. Sometimes the worse they play, the better the show is.  
The CD version tacks on the second Limes CDR, 2006’s Blue Blood, a somewhat more laid-back and sly slide through Cripps’s sideways take on life. Long live Limes! 
 
“Rhinestone River takes its time with everything, its riffs, its songs, its sketched-out vistas of Americana on the skids... and, a few listens in, its slow disequilibrium starts to take hold, its tempo makes sense, its mumbled observations start to sound like truth.” —Dusted

Tracklist

  1. #1 Into a Tree

    Listen

  2. #2 Under My Head

    Listen

  3. #3 North Dakoda

    Listen

  4. #4 Merrilly

    Listen

  5. #5 Old Evil River

    Listen

  6. #6 5 Years

    Listen

  7. #7 Pop Music

    Listen

  8. #8 Little Red

    Listen

  9. #9 Poor Boy

    Listen

  10. #10 Die in a Motorcar

    Listen

  11. #11 Radio Star

    Listen

  12. #12 Don't Have a Car

    Listen

  13. #13 Without You Now

    Listen

  14. #14 Melbourne Blues

    Listen

  15. #15 Empty Bar

    Listen

  16. #16 Write You a Letter

    Listen

  17. #17 Instru Mental in D

    Listen

  18. #18 Rays of Love

    Listen

  19. #19 Blow This Town

    Listen

  20. #20 Allright Tonight

    Listen

  21. #21 Cowboy

    Listen

  22. #22 Handsom

    Listen

Related Items

Bobo, Harlan T.

Too Much Love
Goner

Quintron

Too Thirsty 4 Love
Goner

Quintron

Sucre Du Sauvage
Goner

Coleman, John Wesley III

Bad Lady Goes To Jail
Goner

Box Elders

Alice And Friends
Goner

Limes

Rhinestone River
Goner

Nots

Fix / Modern
Goner

Ex-cult

Ties You Up
Goner