"On Berlin-Nashville Express, Bambi Lee Savage has done a mosh pit worthy job of reigniting the intersection of punk and country."
"As an album there’s absolutely no filler here, with every song capable of being a hit single (in a parallel universe!)... a modern day gem that has arrived under the radar at RMHQ but deserves a huge audience not just around the world; but especially in and around Music Row, Nashville TN."
"Why we like it: The song teeters between honky-tonk, traditional country, and rockabilly and dishes up some delicious retro backup harmonies, but the lip snarl in the attitude-filled vocal delivery and ramped-up guitar pay homage to Savage’s punk-rock roots."
"A mix of modern sounding rockabilly, country & western twang with a very cool pop sensibility, the ten-track, 32 minute CD features Bambi’s appealing vocals and songs backed up by a range of excellent players"
"Little did I know that this remarkable record of twangy guitar and rockabilly/country would lead me to learn about one of the most interesting musicians to move to Music City in years."
"Berlin-Nashville Express promises to be an entertaining project, and “Honey” is clearly one of its highest upsides."
"A series of brilliant and clear songs"
"These songs have bite, most of them are uptempo, and they even rock... This is a fine, fine country album. It's so good that we should all hope Savage's future work is just as inspired."
"Savage has found her way around the world and into this rockabilly lite groove that has her doing some Americana/folkie moves in quite the fine form. Always keeping you guessing, you have to stay tuned to see where she's taking you next."
"...at the indie edge of Americana... It is something of a journey as the title suggests, that draws from all of Savage’s influences. The album boasts an Americana theme throughout, without being overplayed. "
"Bambi pours her heart into the soulful ballad 'I'll Have To Leave Town (To Get Over You)', before finishing her new album with the boost of energy supplied by 'Drinker Of Gin' and the beautiful, sweeping melody of 'Darlin' (Savannah Remix)'."
"I’m affected in general by a rather dark view of the world. West Berlin was very inspiring from an “atmosphere” perspective. Lots of grey and, of course, that amazingly oppressive wall, which was just a sort of unbelievable reality, with its own tragic poetry. It did somehow fuel the imagination."
"On Bambi Lee Savage's third solo album, she continues to show that the moody, Lee Hazlewood in Europe kick that she locked into with her move to Berlin in the 1980s remains strong"
"Savage's strengths lie in her ability to mix sugary sweet melodies with dark undertones."
"She wound up working on Achtung Baby for six months, scoring an assistant-engineer credit on the disc.
"I went to see U2 in Munich after Achtung Baby came out, and Bono asked about my music," she recalls. "He said, 'You know, I think it would be interesting if you went into the studio with Mick Harvey.' It's like he knew that was my dream. And he said he'd pay for it.""
"Songs like “Nearly Gone” sound like the soundtrack for a late-night drive across an empty landscape, with nothing but your own haunted thoughts to keep you company."
"The new album is based around hopes, fears, memories, regrets, and scraps of confessions written on Berlin bar napkins."
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