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Domestic Blues
Bap Kennedy
Domestic Blues
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock
 
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Halfway through Domestic Blues, Bap Kennedy confides "I've Fallen in Love" in as sweet a declaration as you'll ever hear. More often, though, he obsesses over all the domestic partners who're going or already gone. With a ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bap Kennedy
Title: Domestic Blues
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: E Squared
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 614005105822

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Halfway through Domestic Blues, Bap Kennedy confides "I've Fallen in Love" in as sweet a declaration as you'll ever hear. More often, though, he obsesses over all the domestic partners who're going or already gone. With a Dylanish snarl, he begs their forgiveness, regrets his mistakes, even warns, "I've got to get out of this house before I hurt you." He calls his lovers vampires and devils, says he's well off rid of them. But mainly, whether he's country-rocking like co-producer Steve Earle, copping a Stonesy strut, or updating older acoustic twangs with alt-country drive, he just prays one of these women will come back. Can't say if they will or not, but I do know all this obsessing makes for one of the year's best. --David Cantwell

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CD Reviews

Excellent album
12/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is like a combination of Bob Dylan and John Prine. It's got a clean, acoustic sound, excellent vocals and nice lyrics. I am looking forward to more music from this artist."
Nearly flawless
Johnny Roulette | 12/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On this cd, Bap Kennedy reminds me of an Irish Steve Earle, only smoother. It was released on Steve's E2 label & Steve plays on many of the songs. It wouldn't matter though. Bap Kennedy deserves full credit for this absolute masterpiece. The songwriting is incredible. There isn't a dud to be found. Musically, its roots are derived from a country-folk base with an Irish flavor. There is a good cover of Earle's "Angel Is The Devil", which is actually the best version of the song. You won't want to miss the hidden track either. It's a cover of the Irish/Pogues song "Dirty Old Town", on which Steve & Bap trade verses. The contrast is humorous, but it works! "Mostly Water" is perhaps the highlight, displaying Kennedy's wit. The love songs are very moving and sincere. If you like Steve Earle, then buy this. If you don't, then buy it anyway! In a year that saw the release of Lucinda Williams' "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road", this recored more than holds up as desrving a share of the top record of the year(and of most others). Domestic Blues is truly beautiful. To steal a line from Roky Erickson, it flatters everything that's good."
One to discover!
Starhead | Moss Beach, CA USA | 06/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bap Kennedy has made an album that feels great, sounds great, and tastes great too! That magical combination of songs & acoustic instruments... raw and clean at the same time. There aren't many albums this good and this well hidden. If you are even a little curious you'll like it!"