Wednesday, June 13, 2012
CAN YOU DETECT A HINT OF A NICK CAVE INFLUENCE IN HERE?
I reckon you're telling fibs if you say you can't......
mp3 : Jacob Yates and The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers - Mark
It's lifted from an album that I found myself listening to for the first time while I was away on holiday.
It's called Luck and it was released around this time last year on Re:Peater Records. And I thoroughly recommend it....especially if the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds stuff you prefer is from the 84-94 era and sorry to the band and label that the recommendation is 12 months too late.
There was an excellent review in The Skinny at the time of release:-
Out of the ashes of Uncle John & Whitelock rises a dark, 'doom-wop' debut
Hallelujah! The ghost of Uncle John & Whitelock, Glasgow's seriously demented purveyors of their self-styled horror r n' b, is reborn and delivered here in the still possessed shape of Jabob Yates (nee Lovatt), former howler of that parish.
Lovatt and co may brand their primitive psycho-billy musings as 'doom-wop' these days, but this twitch-hipped, finger-poppin' but downright dark debut sounds more of a continuum, all back-alley hellfire preaching, growling fuzz guitar and wonky stumblebum piano with a parade of cartoon monsters tripping by the junkyard where the bad-boys hang out.
Praise be and Amen for such a glorious resurrection.
Indeed. And again, sorry to all concerned that it took me so long to 'discover' it....but in my defence, I'm not that fond of the track Lemonade which was the one made available on a split single with She's Hit that I picked up last year.