Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Hugh Cornwell, Robert Williams|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Reissue/ CD debut of the former Stranglers vocalist's firstextracurricular outing, 1979's 'Nosferatu', co-written,co-produced and co-performed with drummer Robert Williams(ex-Captain Beefheart). Members of Devo guest on th... more »
Reissue/ CD debut of the former Stranglers vocalist's firstextracurricular outing, 1979's 'Nosferatu', co-written,co-produced and co-performed with drummer Robert Williams(ex-Captain Beefheart). Members of Devo guest on the album,which includes a cover of
The greatest thing either perp will ever do
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hugh Cornwell and Robert Williams used to be young. This recording (engineered by Zappa alumnus Joe Chiccarelli) captures the the duo in a perfect balance of craft and abandon. Hugh has mellowed out tremendously since then, and Robert has become more concerned with composing versus demonstrating his monster drum/percussion skills. Maybe it's my age showing, but this is perhaps my favorite record ever!"
Good production and performances
M. Detko | Scarborough, Ontario Canada | 09/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The production is very good. The first 5 cuts are quite fun. The title track is quite unusual and interesting but very short. The next tune is longer...This album features Hugh and Williams playing lots of different instruments, notably Moog and bass from Hugh. Williams is a great drummer and there's lots of percussion thrown in. The tunes are interesting but it's a little uneven, though the arrangements are interesting. There seems to be a lot of experimentation, and a little anarchy too. I was disappointed that the song they did with Devo's Mothersbaugh bros was so short. There's a track with Ian Dury (billed as . . . oh I forget the name - check Hugh's website) but all he does is shout like a carnival barker. Frank Zappa alumnus Ian Underwood plays on Yamaha synth on a couple tunes and plays some nasally soprano sax on another. This album was was interesting to hear mostly because of Hugh's Stranglers connection. Hugh is in fine form on this album, makes you wonder if some of the tunes he wrote for this were meant for the Stranglers. The direction of the album is slightly ahead of its time, I think, considering it was put together in 77 and 78. First-rate production, good arrangements and performances, and some character-filled cameos make the tunes come to life. Fans will enjoy. The cover - the front is a still from the original Nosferatu film from 1922, inspiring in itself."
The best album of the '70s
Shippers | 05/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is a high point in two distinguished careers. Forget the 'New Wave': nothing captures the manic energy and pop experimentation of the 1970s better than 'Nosferatu'."