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5.0 out of 5 stars Leicester Bangs Review (2011):, 26 Mar 2011
This review is from: Signs & Signifiers (Audio CD)
JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers (Hi-Style Records)
JD McPherson's debut long-player, "Signs & Signifiers", is a proper old school rock `n' roll record, lovingly produced by Jimmy Sutton (Mighty Blue Kings, Four Charms, Del Moroccos), and recorded directly onto an antique 1960's Berlant inch tape machine. That dedication to detail reminds me of The La's Lee Mavers, who had to abandon recording a follow up to their much-acclaimed debut because he couldn't find authentic `60s dust to coat his old Vox amps. Hopefully McPherson wont be quite so obsessive, as I'm already a little over-excited thinking about his next record.

Raw and rockin', "Signs & Signifiers" is a perfect 35 minute album. Twelve tracks in all, ten of them written or co-written by McPherson, and not a slither of filler to be found. Opening cut, "North Side Gal", rattles along at a fine tempo, and features the first of many saxophone solos (courtesy of Jonathan Doyle and Josh Bell), which gives way to rough `n' ready version of Tiny Kennedy's "Country Boy", which is almost as good as the original. "Fire Bug" wouldn't sound out of place on a Tarantino soundtrack and "A Gentle Awakening" with its string arrangements, sorrowful soul vocal and measured pace provides genuine depth to a collection that'll surely appeal to old rockers, Wayne Hancock worshipers, bereaved Cramps fans and anyone who was impressed with last years Nick Curran record. 9/10.
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