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You Were a Diamond
Clem Snide
You Were a Diamond
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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A guitar, cello/violin, and bass trio led by a guy named Eef, Clem Snide are every bit as unconventional as you might think. That their sound is firmly grounded in post-country melody makes the whole thing even more remark...  more »

      
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All Artists: Clem Snide
Title: You Were a Diamond
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tractor Beam
Original Release Date: 12/8/1998
Re-Release Date: 2/9/1999
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 635973000223, 8424295027207

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A guitar, cello/violin, and bass trio led by a guy named Eef, Clem Snide are every bit as unconventional as you might think. That their sound is firmly grounded in post-country melody makes the whole thing even more remarkable; think of Nick Drake, Ida, Neil Young, and Neutral Milk Hotel all meeting in the back corner of a rarely visited small-town bar and you'll get an idea of what You Were a Diamond sounds like. The lyrics are just as inscrutable as the sound; the first verse of "Better" simply asks the singer's friend to take off a sweater, "'cause it's warm outside." But it's sung with such drawn-out longing that it seems like the most important thing in the world; when Eef turns his attention to grander issues, such as "Your Night to Shine," the tone is heartbreaking. In a lesser band's hands, this sound and emotion would be an affectation--in Clem Snide's, it's simply sublime. --Randy Silver

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