Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dead Dog's Eyeball
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #36 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Spin (11/94) - Highly Recommended - "...This is gorgeous, throat lump-inducing music....McCarty fleshes out Johnston's home-recorded sketches into an eclectic assortment of torch ballads, guitar rockers, and beer-hall sing-alongs, and beguiling art pop..."Melody Maker (8/12/95) - "...Other people have tried covering Daniel's songs before...mostly without much joy. Maybe they've all been in too much awe. Kathy treats Daniel's songs with due reverence, love and humour--and one helluva kick in her voice..."New Musical Express (8/19/95) - 8 (out of 10) "...brilliant...Songs that were once skeletal, lo-fidelity, bedroom-with-tape-recorder affairs become full blooded and experimental....if these songs were Kathy's she'd be on the same magazine covers as Liz Phair..."Entertainment Weekly (11/25/94) - "...Singer Kathy McCarty, formerly of Glass Eye, pays tribute to fellow Austin, Texas musician Daniel Johnston....unearthing veins of compassion and sadness not heard on the originals..." - Rating: A-Option (5-6/95) - "...McCarty's a capable singer, and her voice is the glue that holds the disparate styles together....McCarty manages to separate Johnston's songs from his eccentric persona..."Alternative Press (2/95) - "...This isn't a tribute album, more an homage to one highly individual talent from another....[Kathy McCarty's] biggest achievement is to make these songs accessible while retaining the charm of their quirkiness...""
Destined for Greatness
J. Davis | Phila. PA | 01/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you haven't already heard of this album -- you will. Here in the Philadelphia region we have a great radio station 88.5 WXPN out of the University of Pennsylvania. I was just out of high school when this album came out ca. 1995. While working at some crappy mall music store called "Tape World" I had access to all sorts of catalogues and could choose whatever I wanted.
So XPN was playing "Walking the Cow" and "Rocketship" pretty often and I took the chance on this album and I have loved it ever since. I have been a singer/songwriter since age 15 and I was immediately drawn to the sharp lyrics and strong arrangements which are as varied as the subject matter.
Trust me and the other reviewers this album is WORTH IT. If you don't love every song right away, play it tommorow and the next day and see if you don't love every song by the weekend. You will if you like classic rock and folk music - Kathy even tosses bluegrass, jazz and blues in for good measure.
Independent (read GOOD) music is not dead it has just gone underground. There is a strong movement for real proletarian art and I see Daniel's songs and Kathy's interpretations in line with some of the finest musicians out there."
Weird & Listenable -- Always A Great Combination
J. Davis | 01/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had this CD for about a year before I got around to listening to it (I had not heard the originals). I was more than pleasantly surprised. I am not what you would call avant-garde -- I like Elvis, Merle Haggard, & power pop -- but I love this CD. It's weird but very listenable -- always a great combination in my book -- and not really classifiable (The "Peter Gunn Theme" played on an out-of-tune guitar? Over-EQed drums? Sure, why not). And the "hick" countdown on "Rocket Ship", intentional or not, is a hoot. Obviously a labor of love. Certain hits (on Venus): "Walking the Cow" and "Rocket Ship". But there's a lot more after those two grabbers."