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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Sound Advice

Re: “David Bowie, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Crime & the City Solution

Thanks, Gary. A true murder ballad must indeed have blood and malicious intent, or we cheapen the very meaning of words.... I usually count half of all lyrical music as murder ballad, but that's just my bad.

Posted by lwirbel on 04/04/2013 at 1:35 AM

Re: “David Bowie, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Crime & the City Solution

A couple of corrections to Loring Wirbel's description of "Child Ballads" by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer. Only three of the seven songs exceed six minutes, two are under five minutes, and one is under four minutes. Though there are many deaths in them, it's a stretch to call them murder ballads. Four have no deaths and happy endings. One has a shipwreck. One has an execution. One has two suicidal drownings with an assist from a witch's curse.

Posted by Gary Martin on 04/03/2013 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Johnny Marr, Daniel Romano, Pissed Jeans

Hmm. I guess I need to delve a bit deeper into (I can see it a bit on The Messenger) Still I connect Television to a more "awkward" post-punk sound (mainly due to Verlaine's delivery) than I do this Johnny Marr album which I think is really "poppy" and easily accessible

Posted by Now with 50% more Matt on 03/14/2013 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Johnny Marr, Daniel Romano, Pissed Jeans

I honestly thought the guitars had a Lloyd-Verlaine quality in at least three tracks.

Posted by lwirbel on 03/08/2013 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Johnny Marr, Daniel Romano, Pissed Jeans

I wouldn't file the new Johnny Marr anywhere near Television, not because Television isn't amazing, just that they sound nothing alike

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Posted by Now with 50% more Matt on 03/07/2013 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Sound advice

I'm not sure who tagged that Shovels & Rope review with "File next to Dixie Chicks, Sugarland," but those are not the comparisons I made when I wrote it ... I'd align them far more closely to Hayes Carll or Old 97's. Not that there's anything wrong with those artists, but this duo is about as far from Nashville slickness as they can get. And they like it that way.

Posted by Lynne Margolis on 09/03/2012 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Sound advice

They're coming to Boulder on 8/12/11 and Arvada on 8/13. www.jjgrey.com/tour

Posted by mofrofan on 07/20/2011 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Sound advice

Y'all they're coming to Denver on Sept 17. see www.jjgrey.com or www.mofrofans.com

Posted by mofrofan on 09/04/2010 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Sound advice

Flynnville Train IS on the right track..."Redemption" rocks! "Preachin to the Choir" is a great song and in fact there are 6 songs on that cd that are perfect examples of their originality and talent. Brian Flynn is the lead vocal on the cd with SOME (1 song) back-up with Dan Baird. Dan is truly a talented musician..but make no mistake..This is Flynnville Train and they hold true to the Southern County Rock that we all love.

Posted by Rockin lady on 07/15/2010 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Sound Advice

Keston and Westdal's "One Day to Save All Life" is available on CD or DRM free download at http://www.unearthedmusic.com

Posted by unearthedmusic on 03/24/2008 at 3:39 PM

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