GLAMWEAZEL The Great Unknown

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GLAMWEAZEL The Great Unknown

CD TRACKLISTING

1. Thursday Night 1972
2. Songs Of Texas
3. Feel Like A Rolling Stone
4. Self Deceiver
5. Tangled Leads
6, Shadows In The Night
7. Illusion Lies And Butterflies
8. Big Beat Radio
9. Playtime Is Over
10. Early Morning Light
11. The Waiting Song
12. My Baby Don’t Fade Away
13 The Art Of The Meltdown
14. Souled Out
15. Precious Thing
16. Winters Rose
17. Human After All
18. Forever Man

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GLAMWEAZEL’s routes can be traced back to a steamy South London night in the autumn of 2009 when the band members had just completed the 25th anniversary gig of ONE THE JUGGLER, 80’s cult psychedelic glam folk rockers.

When Jerry T Jones looked across the stage at Colin Minchin they both thought “this is too good to end” and they dusted down a stockpile of songs that were just waiting to find their place in the sun. So Glamweazel was born and over the following years they recorded a number of excellent self released albums from which the tracks of this album “The Great Unknown” are compiled.

Over ten years Glamweazel have been quietly creating a body of work the envy of any band, The Great Unknown indeed.

MUSICIANS
JERRY T JONES, COLIN MINCHIN, PAUL BYFIELD, DAVE LOWE

Reviews

Eighteen tracks are featured as we wilfully head back to days of old, the Glam aspect of this outfit's name no accident. Although were not talking so much the '...Bam Thank You Ma'am' variant, instead as "Tangled Leads", "Playtime Is Over" or "My Baby Don't Fade Away" weave their spell, so we are taken on a journey through 60s pop and 70s rock. The mood is often light and airy and yet these are no throwaway offerings bashed out with more enthusiasm than class. Here lyrical observations are matched to music that glimpses into worlds of everyday melancholy - growing old (un)gracefully, the love of the music and the paths we all must travel. As the best pop music often does, "Illusions And Butterflies" marries a cheerful melody to a pained lyric; joy and despair running hand in hand as you sing along. And it's this all too often lost skill that raises what in other confines could have been a reasonably perfunctory set of songs and ensures that you stay the course.

...Nodding to Bolan and undoubtedly thanking Bowie for inspiration, this outfit have the knack of sounding like they might just have shared a bill with their heroes. That's not to suggest that they'd ever have quite reached headline status in that company but they'd certainly have held their own against the era's countless should'a beens.

Sea Of Tranquility (September 2018)


 

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