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Classic Album Review: Luther Wright and the Wrongs | Rebuild the Wall Pt. 1

If this rootsy rendition is good enough for Roger Waters, it's good enough for you.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Now this is what you call a concept album: Toronto’s Luther Wright and the Wrongs have covered the first half of Pink Floyd’s prog-rock classic The Wall … as (get this) a country-bluegrass album. Why? Beats the hell out of me.

But as soon as I heard this sucker — the twangy, tangy acoustic geetars; the drawled vocals; the banjo-plucked, two-stepping version of Another Brick in The Wall; the pedal-steel roots rock of Young Lust; hell, even the between-song skits complete with barnyard noises — I stopped asking why and started wondering how long we have to wait for Pt. 2. ’Cause I don’t know about you, but I’m just dying to hear what they do with Comfortably Numb. And, apparently, so is Roger Waters, who officially endorsed this project. Hey, if it’s good enough for him, it oughta be good enough for you. And it is.