Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Simple fact: while there are plenty of indie rock bands in the late '90s with one guy doing all the work, there aren't that many indie rock one-man bands. Enter Jeremy Jacobson, the Lonesome Organist, who takes sonic cues ... more »
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Simple fact: while there are plenty of indie rock bands in the late '90s with one guy doing all the work, there aren't that many indie rock one-man bands. Enter Jeremy Jacobson, the Lonesome Organist, who takes sonic cues from the last hundred years of American music on his second album, Cavalcade. There's surf rock on "Balloon Race Phenomenon," ragtime on "Cranked Up Too Hard," garage rock on "Dirty Plight," and a ton of instruments--musical saws, tap shoes, keyboards, and horns--thrown into the mix. Recording live and without overdubs, the Lonesome Organist somehow manages to orchestrate tunes that defy logic and traditional song structures; most of the time he sounds like a carousel calliope in need of repair. By the time he reaches "Lap Steel," the 16th and final track, you'll be exhausted but impressed. If you've ever dreamed of hearing Tom Waits pounding away at a giant theater Wurlitzer, perhaps the Lonesome Organist is for you. --Jason Verlinde
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A fond memory
Eugene Oregon | Washington, DC | 03/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Never have I consciously pruchased a disc that I knew I would rarely listen to, at least until I spotted the Lonesome Organist. I saw him perform live and had to have a copy of this disc just to pop into my player and relive the more amazing performance I had ever witnessed. The man combines street-performer energy, organ, drums, harmonic, John Spencer-ish growls, guitar, steel drum, tap dancing and jingling bells into the most intoxicating mash of sound I have ever experienced. His pure emotion and energy are enough to give one the chills and his tunes are dammed catchy to boot. If you don't own this disc, buy it and makes sure you see the Lonseome O live. If you see him live, you will buy this disc just to cuddle up with while reflecting fondly upon the greatest show you have ever seen."
John Jacobsen | 09/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even if he wasn't my brother I'd listen to this CD all the time"