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  Redeye Distribution
As one of the inadvertent architects of the Athens, GA scene and sound, Love Tractor, along with Pylon and R.E.M., was essential in staking out the jangly and dancey folk rock that would, andstill have, a huge influence on subsequent generations.
Love Tractor has grown and matured in the intervening years, and in the vein of its early work, has absorbed the sounds that it's heard and refractedthem through their own sonic prism to arrive at something truly unique."
And then there was Love Tractor, the ethereal pop band that was just as influential in drawing attention to the sleepy college town's storehouse of talent with college radio hit albums like 1983's Around the Bend and '87's This Ain't No Outer Space Ship.
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 plug <> Love Tractor - The Sky at Night
In the mid to late 80s, Love Tractor was one of the Athens, GA bands that was playing alongside other Athens notables such as the B-52s, Pylon, Dreams So Real, and R.E.M. in the now-infamous 40 Watt Club.
When they formed in the early 80s, Love Tractor couldn't afford microphones, so they wrote only instrumental songs; they liked that kind of songwriting so much that their first three albums were all instrumentals.
That's what this album is to the Love Tractor brand: it is unmistakably a Love Tractor record, but it sounds as new and unique as it did 15 years ago.
www.bluecricket.com /plug/reviews/2001/tractorsky.html   (846 words)

 Love Tractor MP3 Downloads - Love Tractor Music Downloads - Love Tractor Music Videos
Along with luminaries like R.E.M., the B-52's, and Pylon, Love Tractor helped establish the college town of Athens, GA, as a mecca of alternative music in the early '80s.
After several failed attempts at completing their "comeback" album, Love Tractor returned in 2001 with The Sky at Night, which featured original members Richmond, Wellford, and Cline; former R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry helped out with percussion chores.
In 2005, a new and revamped lineup of Love Tractor -- with Richmond joined by new members Billy Holmes, Ben Holst, Tom Lewis, and Darren Staley -- recorded a new album, Black Hole, which found Richmond and company exploring a new musical direction influenced by progressive rock.
www.mp3.com /love-tractor/artists/10188/biography.html   (311 words)

 Flagpole Magazine
The band is absolutely nailing the rural elegance of what Love Tractor used to be, and "Neon Lights" shimmers in their able hands.
After two stabs at Love Tractor's beat-crazy "Balthus (The Old Clothesline)," the men take a well-deserved break and sit down to talk about the state of Love Tractor 2005 and their upcoming Tractor-pull at the 40 Watt this week.
Love Tractor has been away for a long time, even though we put out that record in 2001.
www.flagpole.com /articles.php?fp=5375   (1248 words)

 Off the Record | Love Tractor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It’s fitting in a way that the Steely Dan of the mid-’80s Southern-pop revival have released their first album in 12 years right after Becker and Fagin got a Grammy for their comeback.
Love Tractor were a great live act, as their unlikely 1987 cover of the Gap Band’s " Party Train " suggested.
But at their best these precious college-radio darlings combined the herky-jerk of Pylon and the graceful arpeggios of early R.E.M. with a kind of icy, meticulous virtuosity: they were a bar band totally comfortable layering overdubs in a sterile recording studio.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/otr/documents/01290002.htm   (206 words)

 EvilSponge: Album: The Sky At Night by Love Tractor
You see, before their ten-year hiatus from recording, Love Tractor were generally known for their lack of vocals and strong instrumentation.
Like other instrumental bands, Love Tractor's music is not intended for loud dance parties, but it quickly treats the polite listener to both musical complexity and catchy tunes.
The story goes that when Love Tractor were in the mixing stage of the album, they asked Berry to check out Bright (since Berry played with Love Tractor back in the day before there was an R.E.M., they still consider him to be a member of the band).
www.evilsponge.org /Albums/LoveTractor__SkyAtNight.htm   (627 words)

 I love my Tractor! - PlowSite.com™ - Snow Plowing & Ice Management Forum
We have 4 tractors for the use of farming.
The part that I see is that with a tractor with a loader mounted plow is the reach.
Between the large amounts of snow that we received and the fact that all three of our plows were down at one point was when the loader came in to play.
www.plowsite.com /showthread.php?t=9461   (1000 words)

 Creative Loafing - Creative Loafing Atlanta: Vibes: Feature: A new row to hoe
Love Tractor first formed in 1980, after Richmond met Mark Cline at a Pylon show.
Love Tractor's rich, meandering compositions became more pronounced once they added their unconventional vocals.
Love Tractor's The Sky at Night is released March 6 on Razor & Tie Records.
atlanta.creativeloafing.com /2001-02-28/vibes_feature.html   (1164 words)

 Cosmik Debris Magazine interviews Mark Cline of Love Tractor
They took the name Love Tractor and began gigging around town, playing their instrumental compositions that many believe were only instrumental because the band couldn't afford a PA system.
Over the course of the interview to come I learned that the secret to Love Tractor is simply this: if a song doesn't absolutely need something, leave it out.
That we're even discussing Love Tractor in the present tense is quite surprising to many.
www.cosmik.com /aa-april01/love_tractor.html   (6801 words)

 eBay - love tractor, Advertising, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Love, Sex and Tractors by Roger L. Welsch (2000)
Love, Sex and Tractors by Roger L. Welsch, Roger Wel...
NEW - Love, Sex and Tractors by Roger L. Welsch
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 Love Tractor on the Party Farm
And though he's delivered this with all the drawling Southern charm he's heir to, she must have a boyfriend somewhere -- some big bruiser named Tank or something -- because that's more or less the end of it.
Where were you the night Love Tractor played the Lingerie, the night they played the Music Machine?
Call it folk-surf, country impressionism or, as they like, "psychedelic porch-funk," the Tractor's airy, spidery, sinuous, soaring (in a manner sometimes reminiscent of Jersey's suburban Feelies -- another not-quite-the-big-city-band), two-thirds-or-so instrumental, guitar-based reel pop is quite unlike anything coming out of Hollywood.
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 Blogcritics.org: CD Review - Love Tractor: Black Hole
Love Tractor was part of the great wave of '80's bands from Athens, Georgia.
Love Tractor were one of the standouts with their combination of surfboard waxed instrumentals that seemed to emanate from some off planet surf spot mixed with pristine pop and the local Athens version of funk.
Love Tractor are a very unique group, lots of styles present.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/04/21/084130.php   (1759 words)

 Toy figures love Tractor Supply - AdJab
I grew up on a farm in Iowa, and while I never had much interest in pursuing any kind of career in the agriculture field, there will always be a part of me drawn to the quiet simplicity of living in a rural area.
Usually I don't expect much from advertisements for places like Tractor Supply, since it pretty much has a built-in customer base and doesn't have to worry so much about "wooing," but these commercials are actually pretty clever.
I love the deadpan approach and the static use of action figures.
www.adjab.com /2006/06/06/toy-figures-love-tractor-supply   (594 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Love Tractor
Athens, Georgia's Love Tractor started out playing instrumental rock'n'roll, with reference points in the non- vocal golden rock era of two decades ago.
Though the material is inconsistent, Love Tractor never lacks poise.
The lightweight instrumental "Nova Express" inspires fond memories of the band's early days, when Love Tractor was more distinctive.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=love_tractor   (285 words)

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 Love Tractor - News
Love Tractor has always been an evolutionary band.
Love Tractor 2K5 is, in many ways, a space ship.
Love Tractor began life in the early eighties, part of the then burgeoning Athens, Georgia music scene.
www.lovetractormusic.com /news.php   (633 words)

 Music of Athens, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
They were known for their campy thrift store fashion, and their unusual and eye-catching music videos for hits like "Rock Lobster" and "Love Shack" Unterberger, pgs.
Though the B-52's were the first Athens band to achieve national prominence, their mainstream popularity was soon eclipsed by R.E.M. The future members of the band R.E.M. moved to Athens from Macon, Georgia, and began performing together as R.E.M. in 1980.
The band's style is dry and reflective, with a jangle pop sound and harmonies often compared to folk-rock band The Byrds; singer and songwriter Michael Stipe is known for obscure, allusive lyrics delivered in a monotonous drone Unterberger, pgs.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Music_of_Athens,_Georgia   (2517 words)

 Tractor Love
I love to get those letters and use all seven up
But hell, I love scrabble and I got this dream
I got a Q, a Z and a C – it’s the final of the scrabble cup
www.digitalparsnip.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /scrabble.htm   (270 words)

 Love Tractor - Black Hole :: Folk Music - Bluegrass Music - Alt Country - Americana Music - Roots Rock - ...
Love Tractor`s Black Hole is a conscious attempt on the part of Mike Richmond to be a sort of "Through The Looking Glass" experience.
Musically, it`s very much inspired by early `70s hard rock and prog bands, especially Deep Purple, Yes, Uriah Heep, King Crimson, T Rex and Pink Floyd - yet with all the flourishes that Love Tractor has come to offer in past releases.
"As one of the inadvertent architects of the Athens, GA scene and sound, Love Tractor along with Pylon and R.E.M. was essential in staking out the jangly and dancey folk rock sound that has been a huge influence on subsequent generations." - Brian Baker, Amplifier (Fundamental)
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 Love Tractor
Love Tractor / 'Til the Cows Come Home [CD] - $15.00 : Athensmusic.net - Athens Music, Music CDs, ...
Love Tractor / 'Til the Cows Come Home [CD] - $15.00 : Athensmusic.net - Athens Music, Music CDs, downloads, for athens, Georgia, GA Love Tractor / 'Til the Cows Come Home [CD] - Date: 1982 / 1984Label: DB RecordsFormat: CD (Note: Love Tractor by itself is also available in LP V..." />
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 The History of Rock Music - The Eighties
Monster (1994) was the notable exception, a slab of hard-rock that yielded at least two of their masterpieces, What's The Frequency Kenneth and Crush With Eyeliner.
B52's and R.E.M. were only the tip of the iceberg, though, soon followed by Pylon, Swimming Pool Q's, Love Tractor, each of them unusually unique and "diverse".
The Men Who Loved Music (1987) was still very eclectic, but focused more coherently on fl music, and the sound kept evolving, becoming more professional and cohesive on Electric Bird Digest (1991), until it achieved the elegant, surreal power-pop of It's Low Beat Time (1992).
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 Hole Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Simpson, Courtney Love and Hole songs went underground to put together this quality...
Patty Schemel Eric Erlandson Melissa Auf de Maur Courtney Love Kristen Pfaff...
Well before her fabled union with NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and her band Hole had already laid a foundation of harsh, angst-fuelled music that begged comparison with that of her future husband...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/h/Hole.html   (1548 words)

 Lost America Links
If you know of one that's missing, I'd love to hear about it.
All around great guy even if he does like to throw toilets out of the back of his old school bus on the freeway.
Love that tractor pic, wish I had shot that, ya bum!!.
www.lostamerica.com /links.html   (2566 words)

 Love Tractor
Around the Bend [CD] - $14.25 : Athensmusic.net - Athens Music, Music CDs, downloads, for athens, ...
Format: CD / LP Vinyl (12") (Note: Also available with Love Tractor as a dual cassette
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Love Tractor / 'Til the Cows Come Home
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 Love Tractor on Rhapsody   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Home > Alternative/Punk > Power Pop > Jangle Pop > Love Tractor
Alternative/Punk > Power Pop > Jangle Pop > Love Tractor
Hear Love Tractor and similar artists on this station.
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 Love Tractor - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Love Tractor - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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Comprised of guitarist Michael Richmond, multi-instrumentalist Armistead Wellford, drummer Kit Schwartz and guitarist Mark Cline, the band's earliest material was instrumental, if for no other reason..
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 (( Fundamental Recording Company ))
Love Tractor: This Ain't No Outer Space Ship
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 Everyday Companion Online - Chords & Tablature - Love Tractor
Everyday Companion Online - Chords and Tablature - Love Tractor
An interactive database of band tourdates, links, articles and contact info.
This site is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, Widespread Panic, Sanctuary Records or Brown Cat (but we think they are nifty bunch of folks anyway).
www.everydaycompanion.com /chords/songs/love_tractor.asp   (174 words)

 Creative Loafing - Creative Loafing Atlanta: Vibes: Mashups: Love Tractor
Creative Loafing - Creative Loafing Atlanta: Vibes: Mashups: Love Tractor
The second new album in a year from the retooled Love Tractor arrives next week.
Green Winter is a fine follow-up to last year's Black Hole, a psychedelic exodus into the band's dense and layered sound, and is light years away from the kitchy revelry of the early '80s "golden age" of Athens.
atlanta.creativeloafing.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:54784   (212 words)

 Rhapsody Music: Download, Listen, Play & Burn Love Tractor
Rhapsody Music: Download, Listen, Play and Burn Love Tractor
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 ballpark's tags - Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Let's Active – Crows on a Phone Line
Love Tractor – Buy Me A Million Dollars
Gang of Four – The History of the World
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