The Bushwackers

Oz Rock Salute

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Bushwackers fans may have been starved for something new after being teased with the Bushwacked! EP in 1995; however, this probably wasn't quite what they had in mind. While the band does appear throughout this album, it is essentially as a backup band for this live extravaganza saluting Australia's country and roots rock stars. Most of the guest singers on this recording are unknown outside of their home base. Perhaps the most well-known is guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, who performs a dazzling acoustic guitar solo called "Pure Massacre." The Crosby Sisters sing in delightful harmony on the upbeat country-rock number "To Her Door," but the best moments are definitely provided by the band everyone came to see -- the Bushwackers. Dobe Newton and company light up the crowd with a rousing rendition of "She's My Baby" and the album is concluded with a Charlie Daniels-like version of one of the Bushwackers' concert favorites, "Lachlan Tigers."

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