Originally released in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 CD-R copies burned on Danny Barnes' home PC, this collection of lo-fi home recordings finds the banjo and guitar-picking Bad Liver playing a little bit of everything -- from rickety old-time country and blues to foot-stomping garage rock. "Cellophane Thing" could even be mistaken for a feathered-and-blow-dried, lighters-hoisted-high 1970s power ballad. Not as consciously eclectic or experimental as some of his work with the Livers, Minor Dings is held together, albeit loosely, by Barnes' undeniable talent and the major fun he apparently had kicking out some ambling jams in his spare time. A welcomed addition to the collections of diehard Bad Livers fans, for sure.
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AllMusic Review by Brian Beatty