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Metal Shed Blues
Old Joe Clarks
Metal Shed Blues
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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The Old Joe Clarks' solid debut, Town of Ten, was all delicate acoustic picking and melancholy motifs. The 1999 follow-up Metal Shed Blues remains faithful to those country-blues beginnings, but it also marks a significant...  more »

      
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All Artists: Old Joe Clarks
Title: Metal Shed Blues
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Checkered Past
Release Date: 9/28/1999
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Style: Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 640469001424

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The Old Joe Clarks' solid debut, Town of Ten, was all delicate acoustic picking and melancholy motifs. The 1999 follow-up Metal Shed Blues remains faithful to those country-blues beginnings, but it also marks a significant step forward for the group. Singer/songwriter Mike Coykendall's craggy voice sounds something like Bob Dylan's might after a small hit of helium, so it's not really surprising that his songs occasionally bear Dylan's influence: "Passers By," for example, feels like Dylan's "Meet Me in the Morning" run low on batteries, and "Thirsty" is reminiscent of "Country Pie." The best cuts here, though, fuse such expected folk-rock inspirations with a bittersweet melodicism at which the group's debut never even hinted. "Slow," "Turn," and "Eyes Closed" travel the back roads of relationships dead and dying, with a poignant and spare pop sense that's quietly beautiful. --David Cantwell

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