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Communication breakdown ?
on 21 July 2008
I was really looking forward to hearing the first Bellowhead album in its entirety. A great live band who had built up a cult following and brought on board critics such as Mr Folk, Mike Harding and the music critics from the 'serious' newspapers.
Bellowhead could be seen as an English Pogues. Quirky and left field. Offering their own unique interpretations of traditional songs through their all singing all dancing 11 piece instrumental line up.
Mixing everything from folk,to rag time,vaudeville,trad jazz and roots, the Bellowhead sound is certainly unique.
Unfortunately for me,their strength is in their live performances. Burlesque is quite a way off mark in that it lacks any outstanding tracks and loses so much in its over complicated over cooked format.
With the band throwing every style and instrument known to man into the mix it soon starts to induce musical intergestion.
I would not take too much notice of the fawning fan reviews which give it five stars....FIVE STARS !!!
This aint no English 'If I should fall from grace with God'.