Sweden - Full Moon 89 - 01/07/04
Coal Dog Music
This cd represents a style of music that ought to be more common in Sweden. The bands twisted
blues-fried rock topped with Saturday Frank's gravely voice is very appealing.
The song writing is top notch too. "Who Told the Wind" is a gritty song that owes a lot to Tom
Waits. "Lowborn" has vocal echoes of Freddie Wadling. Its fractured blues is a lot more daring
than anything I've heard in a long while.
"Sweet Hard Time" is a menacing tune that would make Johnny Dowd proud. Saturday Frank creates
a uniquely skewed sound. "The Firetruck" sees the band go metal with stirring results. They even
sprinkle some jazz in to make things really interesting.
'Pigface Johnny C Sixfingers plays the violin barefoot
in the warm blood goes the chorus to "Twelve". This album is a necessary antidote to all
the sugared nonsense that pours out of the radio these days.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell