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No Stranger to Shame

Uncle Kracker Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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1. I Do
2. Thunderhead Hawkins
3. In A Little While
4. I Wish I Had A Dollar
5. Drift Away
6. Baby Don’t Cry
7. Keep It Comin’
8. Memphis Soul Song
9. I Don’t Know
10. To Think I Used To Love You
11. Letter Tom My Daughters
12. No Stranger To Shame

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Uncle Kracker might have rap-rock numbskull Kid Rock to thank for putting him on the map, but with the release of his solid sophomore set, the Michigan mauler can stand up and take a bow. For not only is Uncle Kracker the most Southern-sounding musician ever to emerge from the edge of the Great Lakes, he's also one of the most versatile. As such, No Stranger to Shame is by turns country, rock, soul, blues, and sometimes a vigorous mix of the lot. The horn-section-goosing opening track "I Do" is pure Stax with a little '70s-era thwacketa-thwacketa guitar menace; "Thunderhead Hawkins," with its drawling vocals and slide guitar, is pure Arkansas front-porch boogaloo; "Memphis Soul Song" is just that; "To Think I Used to Love You" could have been torn from the Merle Haggard songbook; and "Keep It Comin'" is fierce hip-hop. A ballad, "Letter to My Daughters," is sweet if unnervingly sappy (think Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses"), while Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath adds negligible freight to the title track. But No Stranger to Shame's finest moment is a borrowed one--a faithful cover of Dobie Gray's inspirational rock & roll love letter, "Drift Away." An underappreciated classic from the early '70s, "Drift Away" still sounds relevant, and Kracker's soulful version--featuring Gray himself--will do much to spotlight that comforting old chestnut. --Kim Hughes

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Uncle Kracker ~ No Stranger To Shame

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1.0 out of 5 stars Who knew that Uncle Kracker was frontin'? May 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
Uncle Kracker is the perfect example of a musical artist that has his connections to thank for him having a career - suffice to say, if it wasn't for Kid Rock, Kracker would be just your token DJ in a band, or maybe even serving up crawfish at a restaurant near you. Nothing that we have ever heard from has warranted the attention or radio airplay that he has received - the songs are all as soulless and vapid as his recording pseudonym suggests.
Kracker's debut album, Double Wide, basically presented him as a kinder, gentler Kid Rock - "comin' straight at ya from the Detroit trailer park, y'all", but less likely to raise hell, and you could take him home to meet your mother. That album did have a ubiquitous hit in "Follow Me" (which differed greatly from the rest of DW) and, not surprisingly, Kracker follows in the grand tradition of other lifeless corporate pop acts (Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth) and desperately tries to duplicate the sound of his past hit on the follow-up, No Stranger To Shame.
This album plants Kracker squarely in the realm of adult contemporary - everything here is tailor-made for the "listen at work" stations, but there is nothing redeeming at all about any of the songs here. Kracker had to resort to releasing a cover ("Drift Away") in a bid for radio play - it worked for him, but the fact that Dobie Gray sings circles around him casts a dark shadow on Kracker ... it was obvious that he couldn't carry the song on his own. If you like music that plays it safe, there's plenty for you to chew on here, but nothing artistically relevant or profound to speak of, and Kracker's trite lyrics and toneless voice certainly doesn't help any.
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5.0 out of 5 stars uncle kracker "no stranger to pain" April 9 2009
By nicki
Format:Audio CD
This is a great CD, love his voice and the complete arrangment of different music, from rap to country. The explicit song in this CD isn't for everyone and if you don't like it, skip it. Overall excellent CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars.....Kracker's 2nd album. June 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
Though very, very different from Kracker Double Wide album, i Still Give it 5 stars. This is not hip-hop like Double wide. this is straight memphis soul, Oldies Rock and Country. The Only Rap is the first and last songs. Theres A Bonus track Called AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing June 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
Great cd!
Keep it Comin' - Okay, not very good. Bad intro song. 2/5
Thunderhead Hawkins - REALLY GOOD! Get's the cd into motion. 5/5
In A Little While - Nice really really good. 5/5
I Wish I Had A Dollar - Really good. I like it a lot 4/5
Drift Away - YES! 5/5
Baby Don't Cry - Okay, 3/5
I Do - Really really good 4/5
Memphis Soul Song - EXCELENT! 5/5
I Don't Know - Pretty good 4/5
To Think I Used To Love - Not the best song... 3/5
Letters To My Daughters - My favorite song on the cd. Really reallly good 6/5
No Stranger To Shame - My second favorite song. Really nice. 5/5
Overall, 5/5
I HIGHLY Recomend this cd to any music lover of any kind. This cd has something for everyone. #1 and #12 are rapish, #2-#11 are country and every song as some mix of rock. VERY VERY GOOD!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD! April 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm a huge country music fan and the first time I heard of Uncle Kracker was when he did the "When the Sun Goes Down" duet with Kenny Chesney. I loved his voice in that song, so I researched his music. I listened to songs on his website and loved every single one, so I just had to buy the CD! Every song is great. I am not a rap fan, though I do like some of Kid Rock's stuff. If you like country, pop and some blues, you will like this CD. My favorite song is "Memphis Soul Song". This is just an awesome CD and my new favorite! Sorry Kenny...have to put you aside for awhile!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Drifting Away Jan. 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
Like most people here, I got this CD for Drift Away, which is a fantastic cover. The other songs on here aren't bad, either. Uncle Kracker is a much better singer than one would expect from his Kid Rock roots. i even ike his rap/rock combo style. That's a big compliment considering I am not a fan of most rap music. The only draeback is the hidden track. It was vulgar apparently just for the sake of being vulgar. It kept this thing from geting five stars. I don't see wh Uncle Kracker feels the need to put such tracks on his CDs to earn his stripes. His vocal talents are more than enough to sell CDs without a parental advisory sticker to attract attention.
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1.0 out of 5 stars what is this s..t? Jan. 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've just listened to this Uncle Kracker cd. Could someone please remove the darning needle from my ear.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This guy is bad. Not bad good... just terrible Dec 2 2003
Format:Audio CD
Here's a fat white guy with bad tatoos. No talent that I can see, that fits my definition of talent.
62 used cd's starting at $4.28. He will be selling stuff in the street in no time.
Not even good enough to hit the bargain bin as he goes down.
If you know someone that likes him, RUN!!! don't walk away. Buy this cd if you spent way too much money on crap speakers for your car. At least they will distort and you don't have to listen to this.
Really good stuff if you listen to morons and roll up your windows if you just happen to accidentally end up in the "hood".
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