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Do you know the difference between bigwood and brush?,
This review is from: Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood And Brush (Audio CD)
Do you know the difference between big wood and brush? It’s a question asked by the opening track of this latest collection of song-poems, and it’s a question that has been burning in my mind since purchasing the CD. I think it’s a thought provoking idea that is particularly fitting for an artistic endeavor such as this: do you know the difference between manufactured pop-crap and real soul-searching song craftsmanship? This collection of songs is real, as real as it gets. It represents the real dreams of real people. Every song on this collection deserves mention, but with a satisfying 28 cuts, it would be an impossible task.
The stylistic representation on the CD is vast and includes touches of soul (‘City’s Hospital Patients), blues (‘I’m Just the Other Woman’), country/western (‘I Lost My Girl to an Argentinean Cowboy’), and even a track that comes close to a free jazz improv (‘Beat of the Traps’). There is also the unmistakable sound of beat poetry hidden amongst this pile of jewels (‘Run Spook Run’). There are screaming wah guitars, driving bass lines, and beating rhythms. I found it impossible to keep my foot from tapping carelessly away, and I even caught myself singing a few of the catchier chorus’.
Highlights include A funky ‘Jimmy Carter Says Yes’; a little disco-ditty written by a man searching for Crisco in order to bake a cake so he can “disco-disco” titled ‘How Long Are You Staying’; and a space-themed lament to the ‘Blind Man’s Penis’. Also present are all the usual suspects such as Gene Marshall, “Rod Rogers”, and “Rod Keith”.
So, if you want to know the difference between big wood and brush, buy this CD. Who knows, maybe you will be inspired and end up on the next collection of these magnificent testaments to the human spirit!