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Blast of Silence
Golden Palominos
Blast of Silence
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Golden Palominos
Title: Blast of Silence
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bcd
Release Date: 8/31/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Branching Point
Charles Mccallum | Great Central Valley, CA, USA | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Can't remember what got me to buy this album, but it lead me to at least twenty others. Matthew Sweet, Syd Straw, Bill Laswell, Richard Thompson, etc etc got together with Anton Fier and made a gem. Every track on this disc is a 10. Years later, I listen to it almost every week. You won't be disappointed with Blast of Silence."
A Collaborative masterpiece
Charles Mccallum | 07/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dennis Hopper opens and closes this excellent collection of songs with a one sentence spoken word statement. Between his brief cameo beginning with Syd Straw and continuing with Matthew Sweet, T Bone Burnett and others, this Palominos release is by far the most cohesive and striking. On the previous "Visions of Excess" Michael Stipe and Richard Thompson joined Syd Straw for another great outing. This time, we get to hear Syd develop into an excellent singer as she belts out a gorgeous rendition of an old Lowell George classic and then sings a few of her own AND adds wonderful back up to one of Matthew Sweet's earliest and best tracks. This is required listening for any serious rock fan."
Solid Palominos
Alan Caylow | USA | 03/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Version 3 of drummer Anton Fier's ever-changing studio group, The Golden Palominos, released 1986's "Blast Of Silence." With such guest artists as vocalists Syd Straw, Matthew Sweet, Jack Bruce of Cream, T-Bone Burnett and Don Dixon, "Blast" is an excellent, solid pop/rock album, with an occasional dash of country. My personal favorites include the catchy "Something Becomes Nothing," "(Something Else Is) Working Harder," "Angels," "Work Was New," and "Strong, Simple Silences." Great performances, great tunes, great Golden Palominos album. Thumbs up on "Blast Of Silence." (NOTE: I can't help but notice that these Golden Palominos re-issues are given different album covers. I like the new "Blast Of Silence" cover with the trees, but what happened to the old album cover, which looks like a nighttime photograph/painting of a tower? Oh well, no worries. At least the music is the same!)"