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Can someone explain?

Explain why I didn't already own the Duke Spirit's Across the Land? Well, I do now so it's ok but I'll expect a warning next time.

It's been a while since I bought any music so I've just splashed out on the above, Avengers ,70's SF punk band, The American in Me caught my fancy and their singer, Penelope Houston is still going and selling these cds, Love's Miracle by Qui with David Yow on vocals, he of Jesus Lizard and kicking holes in the ceiling of the Garage fame, Seasick Steve's Dog House Music, he's been all over the TV recently with his low-fi blues goodness and he's called Steve, what more excuse do I need, and finally Hello, Voyager by Evangelista featuring Carla Bozulich of Geraldine Fibbers fame.

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gbsteve
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
After listening to all these albums last night my first impression is that David Yow has mellowed somewhat. Qui have an undercurrent of restrained menace but it doesn't quite work. It's not a bad album but not a favourite.

Avengers is starkly honest, just the kind of thing you'd expect to hear from 70s teen punks. "Ask not what you can do for your country but what country has done to you" is a great lyric although I'm less happy about a song called White Nigger.

Seasick Steve is fun blues. He lead the life and he's got the tunes and the strange busted instruments. Also he doesn't take himself too seriously which is important in a bluesman.

Evangelista I adore, Hello, Voyager! the 11 minute title track in particular. It's a bizarre soundscape of noise, it sounds like an orchestra falling down an escalator with Bozulich's great voice calling out as she goes over.
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