In the liner notes, Earlimart declare that “Treble & Tremble is dedicated to our friend Elliott Smith” whose death probably coincided with the writing of this album. As a result, his influence is all over this record, and there are some moments of touching poignancy.
The D4: not as good as Status Quo.
Calexico are one of those bands I’ve always thought about listening to, but never actually got round to doing it. They seem to have a load of albums that look the same and I never really knew where to start, so I eventually decided to take a punt on Carried To Dust.
Though I like the song, I think “The Weight” put me off listening to anything else by The Band for a long time. Fortunately, I gave Music From Big Pink a chance and discovered that there’s much more depth to their songs than I was expecting.
Written in the aftermath of a painful breakup, Heartbreaker really is heartbreaking. It’s also absolutely brilliant.
I have no idea how to review this. It was always the CD I’d put on before going out when I was around 18, so it’s definitely served a purpose. Out of that context though, it’s never been something I’ve listened to intently and it’s quite tough to do so.
I only ever really knew The Zombies for their brilliant 1964 single “She’s Not There”, but I was advised that Odessey and Oracle, released four years after that song, was by far their best album.