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Shag Tobacco
Gavin Friday
Shag Tobacco
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Gavin Friday
Title: Shag Tobacco
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 1/23/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Glam
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452412621, 731452412645

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Hold her close as the world ends
A. Miner | Stateless | 12/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is driving along the river on a rainy summer night, cityscape shining in the windows - Chicago - New York - Toronto - London - Paris... Slow dancing on a rooftop while the city burns below. It's holding your lover in a passionate kiss as the world spins out of control. This is the soundtrack for lovers in a dangerous time. Put on that dress, you know your "throw yourself out the window" dress. I'll wear my suit, my wedding ring..."
Voice that melts butter...
A. Stepaniak | Portland, OR USA | 07/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gavin Friday is a very talented and varied artist, and his 'Shag Tobacco' is an album you will most certainly want to own. Mr. Friday's haunting vocals are superb, his voice ranging from deep and sultry, to a falsetto, to a teasing lounge lizard. Each song presents you with a different atmosphere, never giving into one style. Maurice Seezer's masterful playing of many instruments adds a whole new layer to Gavin's vocals. From the accordion to the bass flute (which is very beautiful and rarely heard ever, as far as my musical knowledge takes me), it's like a fine icing on a cake full of surprises. I'm really good at metaphors.In any case, if you enjoy the sort of mellow/in-your-face sort of experimental music, get this album now. Actually, get it now anyway. It's that good."
Should be part of any comprehensive 90's music collection
Fan of Odd and New Soundscapes | Bayarea, Californa USA | 05/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the best future sounds of the nineties. Gavin Friday is what you can describe as one of the last true artists of the music comunity. He's helped composed for U2's Actung Baby and Zooropa which speaks volumes about where he's from and where's he's going musically. Shag Tobacco is handsdown one of the most fabulous albums in the past decade. Ultra abientism meets rock edginess and blends with jazzy downtempo techno remeniscent of New Order and Radiohead on valium. Combine that with beautifully poetic, hypnotically sensual,quikily cocky, and depressingly fatalistic lyrics, and you've got an album that is not an accident...but a distinctly, well planned work of a modern musical genius."