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Alabama 3 News Articles and Reviews

On Tour With Alabama 3 (2005)
The Independent
When Alabama 3 hit the road, things get predictably messy - rows, hangovers, vanishing musicians and debates on the meaning of time. Still, the Cambridge gig rocked. Drummer Orlando Harrison, aka The Spirit, treats us to his diary...
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We're Jammin': Alabama 3 (2005)
The Guardian
People who work with Alabama 3 talk about them with pride, respect - and a certain amount of fear. Some call them "the last of a dying breed", others "the only real rock'n'roll group left". By the time I arrive in Salisbury, where they are playing as part of their current tour, the message is clear: some bands are all mouth and no trousers; Alabama 3 are a huge amount of trouser...
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Review: Alabama 3, Outlaw (2005)
The Guardian
The theme tune from the Sopranos and some incendiary performances should really have catapulted these Brixton boys to national attention, but pop's own outlaw gang (reputedly formed in rehab) remain in a file marked Best Kept Secret. Their fourth album illustrates their schtick: Hank Williams goes acid house, and stars in a real-life Trainspotting on the way...
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Alabama 3 Interview (2005)
Penny Black Music
The Alabama 3 are neither three nor are they from Alabama. Formed in Brixton in London around a nucleus of Welsh-born DJ and singer/songwriter Larry Love, they are a loose collective and have a rotating line-up of between six and ten members...
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Rock City Nottingham Review (2005)
Atomic Duster
It’s nice to go to a gig from time to time and look around, feel young. It doesn’t happen that much for me these days, but tonight I think it’s going to be one of those nights. Most of the people here are definitely older than my 33 years. It’s Nottingham’s Rock City on a Monday night and everyone is waiting for the Alabama 3 to hit the stage...
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Outlaw Review (2005)
Virgin Media
Criminally known most widely as the band who provided the theme music for The Sopranos, cult Scottish swaggerers Alabama 3 return with a new album of songs to get drunk, scream Bible quotations and strip to.
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Larry Love Interview (2001)
Phase 9 Music
Brixton’s Alabama 3 have been fusing country, blues, gospel and techno ever since 1996’s EXILE ON COLDHARBOUR LANE first ploughed its eclectic groove through the public consciousness. After releasing last year’s critically-acclaimed follow up, LA PESTE, and having their song WOKE UP THIS MORNING used on the opening credit of hit TV series THE SOPRANOS, the time is right for Alabama 3 to further spread their message of God, sex, love and drugs...
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Alabama 3 Gospel Night Album Review (2001)
Phase 9 Music
The Brixton boys Alabama 3 moved North for their second show of four at Camden’s Underworld. The crowd/fans were mixed: from pig-tailed girlies to bearded bikers, they all strolled in, rolled up, and waited for enlightenment from “preacher man” Jake Black aka The Very Reverend Dr D Wayne Love (DW) and entertainment from the dulcet tones of Rob Spragg aka Larry Love.
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La Peste Review (2000)
Sony Music
Over half a century later in South London, the son of a Welsh Mormon preacher meets the offspring of a Glaswegian trade unionist at an underground acid house party and they embark upon the mischievous mingling of Hank Williams, gospel and acid house. Expanding in the mid 1990s into a Brixton-based collective, they call themselves "Alabama 3" and go down in late 20th Century history as one of the most joyous, righteous, provocative and inspirationally delinquent bands Britain has ever spawned.
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La Peste Review (2000)
Play Louder
There always something slightly shady about a seven piece semi-ironic country-techno band of Glaswegian Trainspotters, who sang about drugs and religion in much the same whiskey-smelling breath, which I'm sure intrigued the TV people. But beneath the trappings, Alabama 3's edge is real...
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Chicago Gig Review (2000)
Entertainment Avenue
So you are a fan of "The Sopranos" and every week you hear the opening theme song, "Woke Up This Morning," and say to yourself "Self, I wonder who does that song?" Maybe even one week you actually watch all of the credits to see if they say who does the song, but sadly, it isn’t listed...
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Exhile on Coldharbour Lane
The debut album from Alabama 3 is unique and impossible to pigeonhole. Combining blues, country, gospel and acid house (among others) should sound like a mess but here it meshes into a glorious symphony of fascinating sound. Every song is a winner. Recorded in 1997, this album does not age.

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