Monday, June 4, 2012

The Cubical (2009) -Come Sing These Crippled Tunes

Artist:  The Cubical
Album: Come Sing These Crippled Tunes
Released:  2009
Quality: mp3 CBR 256
Size:  78MB

”The Cubical's gritty, growly swamp blues has already earned some attention in circles where people place a premium on gritty, growly swamp blues. It really is quite a striking sound, and certainly if you're a fan of gruff, grumbling vocals a la Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart, and you like your rock'n'roll primal and pounding, then you will definitely go a bundle on this lot. They're vaguely in that blues-rock ballpark occupied by fellow Scousers the Coral and the Zutons, only straighter and less psychedelic, like the original punks on the legendary Nuggets compilation. Dan Wilson, the son of an army sergeant and a performer prone to "stalking the stage like a malevolent tramp begging for the crowd's attention as if asking for change and a spare ciggy" according to one innocent bystander, has a voice that fits perfectly in this setting, and its only drawback is its distinctiveness – the low, menacing way in which he chooses to grumble and roar is so obviously reminiscent of Waits/Don Van Vliet it can often sound as much like an affectionate homage as a straight pastiche.”   ~ read the full review by Paul Lester, The Guardian


1. Great White Lie
 2. Edward The Confessor
 3. Poisen Pen
 4. In The Night
 5. All Is Well
 6. Like Me (I'm A Peacock)
 7. Baby Don't Treat Me Bad
 8. Everything You Touch
 9. Woman, I Need Your Love
 10. Ratty
 11. Would Be Lovers

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