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When I Woke

Rusted Root Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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1. Drum Trip
2. Ecstasy
3. Send Me On My Way
4. Cruel Sun
5. Cat Turned Blue
6. Beautiful People
7. Martyr
8. Rain
9. Food & Creative Love
10. Lost In A Crowd
11. Laugh As The Sun
12. Infinite Tamboura
13. Back To The Earth

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Imagine the Gypsy Kings as hippies from Pittsburgh and you'll have a handle on Rusted Root. Energetic, largely acoustic worldbeat jams like "Ecstasy" and "Martyr" are undermined by annoyingly preachy lyrics. Jeff Bateman

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Rusted Root ~ When I Woke

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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Disc. July 19 2004
By Troy
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those albums that you can listen to straight through, from start to finish, without skipping over any tracks. It's like a "Nevermind", or an "August & Everything After" in my opinion, based upon the fact that every track is worth listening to. Of course, listeners are going to like certain tracks more than others, but overall anyone who enjoys jam bands and progressive music will love this effort by Rusted Root. It's the best intro Rusted Root album for beginning listeners of the band, because of it's catchy tunes and easy to follow songs. The highlights of the album, in my opinion, are "Back To Earth" (a great album closer), "Cat Turned Blue" (awesome drum beat on this song), "Send Me On My Way" (of course), "Matyr" (amazing), and "Ecstasy" (a trippy, jammin' tune). So, go download those tracks and then buy the album and support the band. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is because it's lacking something, but I haven't figured out what it is yet. When I do, I'll let ya'll know. Peace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, fun music Jan. 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
I just recently bought this cd, not knowing what to expect since I really haven't heard anything of theirs except radio stuff. I listen to stuff like Phish, the Dead, Hendrix, just happy music so when I heard the first beat of the Drum Trip, my mind went away for an hour. This cd has everything you need. Lightmood joy to candlelight sadness, this cd has it all. One of my favorite cds in my collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A CD to keep in your player Dec 21 2003
By G Man
Format:Audio CD
This is the best CD I own. The Drum Trip can be a little much but it slams right into Ecstacy. This CD goes from up tempo, happy songs down to slower, folk type songs. All of the songs still retain their funkiness. The quality of this CD sounds like a studio recording. I leave this one my CD changer in the car. It's great after work, on the way to work, just chillin or anytime. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite CD's! Sept. 9 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I enjoyed listening to this so much with my sister that I decided to buy my own copy. I dont know if they're still around anymore but this CD is just great in so many ways. The vocals are good and whats better is the acoustic feel of the live instruments used, giving it more of a world-feel. It's hard to describe the style of this music. If you loved the song "Send Me On My Way" then check this CD out! You definately won't be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff Feb. 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
Hey folks, Im a 20 year old US Marine, in Japan.
alright, I am going to be honest...I listen to alot of different music...But I have to admit, I am a straight up metalhead...I listen to old Metallica, Ozzy, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and lots of melodic metal like In Flames, Blind Guardian, Shadowsfall, etc...But even me, as a metalhead, has to admit...I like Rusted Root! I remember, my older sister, Dominica, always listened to this album when we were younger, and I admit, I actually listened to it many many times...And although I am into heavy metal, I like pretty much any music that is emotional, deep, and melodic...and I have to say, I like Rusted Root alot...Lots of energy and emotion in their music. Very very melodic...Their music takes you on a ride to another world, sucks you in...Just like the feeling you get when you get sucked into a good book. Where you feel like you are actually there...Same with Rusted Root, you just close your eyes and think you are somewhere far away. I esspecially like the song Cruel Sun, very emotional song. Good stuff, good stuff!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great percussive rock Aug. 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
The percussion utilized on this record is some of the best ever utilized. Drum Trip just makes you want to interpretive dance even if you don't know how. Ecstacy is energetic and great rock 'n' roll. Send Me On My Way is their trademark song and it's very melodic and rhythmic. Some of it can get a bit over dramatic and kind of preachy, but the deep, soothing rhythms make up for all that. Infinite Tamboura is trippy and psychadelic and Back To The Earth is probably the best song on here. Great tribal and very Earthy, hippie if you will, rock 'n' roll.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Semi-Forgotten greats March 15 2002
Format:Audio CD
Amidst the grunge phenom of the early mid-nineties, some amazing albums were really lost in the scope of pop music. I love Nirvana and PJ and all that, but if they hadn't broken through, "When I Woke" might've been the album that defined that decade. I grew up in LA and knew about the talent of this group but for my midwestern cousins the sound really didn't translate to teenage angst very well. I wasn't angry at that age, so albums like this one, and ben harper's "welcome to the cruel world" got me where smells like teen spirit got everyone else. Quietly but impressively they have kept their sound it tact and remain the quinessential JamRock band, especially when phish's future remains uncertain. With a new album due very soon (april 9th I believe) Rusted Root remains a rare treasure amongst alot..., i.e. (fill in your least-favorite raprock band here). Pick this one up, you'll be surprised it skipped your radar eight years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Percussion masterpiece Jan. 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
I love drums, and when I got to hear Rusted Root open for Santana in San Francisco a few years ago (well, more than a few years ago, sometime in the 90's) I was really impressed.
Frankly, they overshadowed the marvelous Santana (right when Santana began their big comeback, too.)
This album is worth it just for the first cut Drum Trip, but the rest of the album is unique and quite listenable, too. The reproduction clip here doesn't do justice to the fantastic sound.
The band has been compared to Phish, Grateful Dead, Santana, etc etc. Well, they blend well with those other bands but they are definitely a thing unto themselves. Each Rusted Root album is quite different than the last, so don't expect the same music on other, later albums.
They are worth seeing live, if you get a chance. And it's worth getting this album, definitely. If that Drum Trip doesn't get you going, you'd better get a thermometer and make sure you haven't assume room temperature.
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