Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Penny Black Remedy – No-One’s Fault But Your Own

The debut album from The Penny Black Remedy kicks off with recent single 95 Charing Cross Road, which vocally is midway between Julian Cope and Grandmaster Gareth and musically is a spaghetti western in a city hell scape. Don’t Count On Us is a fast jigging female vocalled piece, while Come Back When You Have More Ambition is a mysterious Scott Walker style art thing, all glam and statuesque. You Have Wasted Your Life, Now Please Stop Wasting Your Money is a high energy eastern European high kicking jig, The First Time I Saw Angels is a sweet sounding country and western tune, although the reality may however lay hidden deeper within and I Won’t Argue When I’m Dead continues in this musical fashion, if somewhat more jocular in mood. Hit Hard, Aim Low is a heads down, balls out Cope style rocker with added twiddly guitar solo, Bring Back Brando is a softer Johnny Cash song while Gypsy Hospital Death March is wonderfully a proper old Ukrainian sounding tune, with all the traditional dancing thrown in too. Fun stuff.

No-One’s Fault But Your Own is out now
The Penny Black Remedy myspace is here

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