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War Elephant

6 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 July 2010
  • Release Date: 6 July 2010
  • Label: Fargo
  • Copyright: Fargo
  • Total Length: 47:52
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B003VE0OMG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,940 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 19 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Two major genre influences craft War Elephant into an alt-country, indie-rock experience. McCauley is both responsible for the nasal, bluegrass hum as well as each of the instruments here present. He finger-plucks with the best of them, and toys with pedals and snare to pleasing Van Morrison effect throughout.

The opening trinity of tracks is excellent, catchy and full of moonshine gruffness. "Ashamed" is so damn country it should come with its own spittoon, the slide guitar of "Art Isn't Real" exemplary for the genre. "Standing At The Threshold" is a good as Two Gallants ever managed with similar material. This track also introduces the indie-rock shuffle, which accompanies many of the others.

Whilst hinting sporadically at Neil Young, Bob Dylan and, on "Long Time", at a Velvet Underground raised away from heroin, War Elephant's middle section is uneventful and drag the album out needlessly to a flabby 48 minutes. For example, "Baltimore Blues" is predictable, as is "Sink or Swim". However, "Those Old Shoes" is a pulsing, prairie-beat toe-tapper. Whereas, "Not So Dense" again witnesses the electric guitar punctuation heard fleetingly elsewhere.

"Christ Jesus" and the cover of "What Kind of Fool Am I?" shows McCauley is more than just smoky beards and bourbon. The former belies a lo-fi Cobain in the vocal, but the execution of the track however leans it a little toward pastiche. The latter is an honest, if unnecessary, croon worthy of the material.

That said, War Elephant is an achievement by anyone's standards. That it was written when McCauley was just 19 is remarkable. When he can add life-experienced, true blues to his burgeoning repertoire of commendable Americana he may well be very special indeed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 28 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Two major genre influences craft the re-released War Elephant into an alt-country, indie-rock experience. McCauley is both responsible for the nasal, bluegrass hum as well as each of the instruments here present. He finger-plucks with the best of them, and toys with pedals and snare to pleasing Van Morrison effect throughout.

The opening trinity of tracks is excellent, catchy and full of moonshine gruffness. "Ashamed" is so damn country it should come with its own spittoon, the slide guitar of "Art Isn't Real" exemplary for the genre. "Standing At The Threshold" is a good as Two Gallants ever managed with similar material. This track also introduces the indie-rock shuffle, which accompanies many of the others.

Whilst hinting sporadically at Neil Young, Bob Dylan and, on "Long Time", at a Velvet Underground raised away from heroin, War Elephant's middle section is uneventful and drag the album out needlessly to a flabby 48 minutes. For example, "Baltimore Blues" is predictable, as is "Sink or Swim". However, "Those Old Shoes" is a pulsing, prairie-beat toe-tapper. Whereas, "Not So Dense" again witnesses the electric guitar punctuation heard fleetingly elsewhere.

"Christ Jesus" and the cover of "What Kind of Fool Am I?" shows McCauley is more than just smoky beards and bourbon. The former belies a lo-fi Cobain in the vocal, but the execution of the track however leans it a little toward pastiche. The latter is an honest, if unnecessary, croon worthy of the material.

That said, War Elephant is an achievement by anyone's standards. That it was written when McCauley was just 19 is remarkable. When he can add life-experienced, true blues to his burgeoning repertoire of commendable Americana he may well be very special indeed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. R. Biddle on 3 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I'll say it proudly and I don't care how pretentious it sounds. I love Deer Tick. I bought their second album 'Born on Flag Day' in 2009. To my mind that was the best album of the year. I bought this(technically their first)on the promise of that album and I was initially disappointed. I persevered though and was well rewarded. It's not as immediate as BOFD but it works it's magic on you none the less. BOFD is a tight, cohesive collection of songs. Whereas this does feel like it's been slightly thrown together. Other reviewers have referenced influences of this album so I won't repeat them. What I will say is if you like the whiskey soaked anarchy of their sometimes tour mates The Felice Brothers, then this'll probably be right up your street.
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By Joe Tuck on 19 Sept. 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Fantastic debut album, many great songs and a highly unique voice. For me Baltimore Blues No 1 is the stand out track!Check it out!
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