Nick and Mick hand-picked this exclusive selection of material that provides the perfect introduction to one of Austin Texas' finest combos and best-kept secrets. Ranging from folkish laments to mountain stompers, 'All The Labour' draws extensively from the groups three full-length releases, along with their infamous cover of Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Gin and Juice" from a US-only EP. The entire package is capped off with a previously unreleased out-take from their much-lauded debut 'Dem's Good Beeble'.
"The Gourds' sound is acoustic, their vocals are rough, their lyrics as impenetrable as their music is seductive. ...........As delightfully unclassifiable as they may be, The Gourds are a part of the tradition of Texas music. ...The Gourds are far out."