Title: New York Blues
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2004
New York must be an interesting place. Way back in 1965 New York was a lonesome town according to the Trade Winds. In 2004, Lone Vein brought us the New York Blues.
Probably inspired by a communion with vampires, Plain Jane Rogers and Evil Eddy Martinez bring us a dark, grungy take on the urban adventure. You can just tell that they don't venture forth in the daylight. A curiously compelling collection of mostly self penned tracks that include almost psychedelic lyrics in album highlights "Stage My Own Death" and "Wuthering Frights". They round off things with a fine, if restrained cover, of Elton's "Rocket Man".
We'll classify this one as arthouse meet grunge. Interesting nonetheless and BluesBunny is curious to see what they do next.
June 22, 2007
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