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Winfred E. Eye

The Dirt Tier

Luckyhorse Industries


What starts as a daunting, frog-throated, swampy sort of thing like a stark Robbie Robertson sung by Leon Redbone quickly loses its finesse and turns into a droll crawler sung by an 80-year-old Dylan impersonator. The vocals border on novelty and become grating. On a very facile level, the recording is reminiscent of Jack Hayter's last exquisite CD, but without the charm or lyrical depth. Overall, too much style over substance, not enough melody, not enough there to keep it interesting.


back torevhead.gif (1924 bytes)   Posted Aug. 26, 2003. Copyright 2003 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.



Rating: No

Obligatory pull-quote: "On a very facile level, the recording is reminiscent of Jack Hayter's last exquisite CD, but without the charm or lyrical depth."