Olympvs Rex & Other Greek Tragedies in Utah
News Item! Salt City CD, Utah's premiere independent music store, announces it's top-selling albums of 2001: 1. Brother, Where Art Thou - Soundtrack 2. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (deceased) 3. Olympvs Rex - The Sons-in-Law of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (top-selling local album ever!) Salt City CD 900 East 900 South Salt Lake City, Utah ======================= THE CRITICS AGREE! 'Why do they even live in Utah? The songs show they have no respect for the state or anyone in it. If they really think we're such morons, they should move someplace where 'sophisticated liberals' of this kind fit in better.' Rod Decker, KUTV News 'We now know the source of moral decline in Utah. Maybe the world is welcome here, but NOT the Sons-in-Law of the DUP. Their music is an abomination. Patriarchs need to keep this material away from wives and children.' Dr. Scott Leckman, former candidate for U.S. Senate ======================= Olympvs Rex - LYRIC by Ken Shaw French visitors during the 2002 SLC Winter Games devoured Olympvs Rex in droves, hailing it as 'tres subversive'. The Olympics and the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the bizarre culture and politics of Utah, all fall under the satirical scrutiny of the Sons-in-Law, a seditious band of brothers dedicated to shedding comic light on their own homestead. Don't forget to listen to 'Cowboys, Loving Cowboys', which is widely purported to have inspired the Oscar-winning 'Brokeback Mountain'. Olympvs Rex - MUSIC by Ken Shaw Anchored by celebrated producer and multi-instrumentalist Bernie Larsen of spinoutrecords.com in Los Angeles, the music of Olympvs Rex defies easy categorization. Rex Flinner brings not only Ry Cooder's Fender Stratocaster (literally!) but a host of traditional bluegrass instruments. It's Cajun, it's Bavarian, it's Honky Tonk, it's Beatle-esque, it's Rockabilly, it's a simple waltz. It's a timeless bit of recent history. It's Olympvs Rex. Roar. Performed by the Sons-in-Law of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Cast includes: Ken Shaw: Voice, guitar Rex Flinner: Mandolin, voice, fiddle, Fender Stratocaster, bass Bernie Larsen: Percussion, bass, lap slide, piano Recorded at Spinout Studio in Burbank, California, in 2001 Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Bernie Larsen Original concept by Ken Shaw and Bradford Ashworth Design and photography by Emily Smith Produced by Bernie Larsen WARNING: THIS ALBUM CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND THEMES WHICH MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN AND CERTAIN ADULTS.