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Puerto Muerto - Drumming for Pistols

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 20 / 2 / 2010



Puerto Muerto - Drumming for Pistols
Label: Fire Records
Format: CD

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Stunningly offbeat and often disturbing fifth album of new wave country rock from Chicago-based husband-and-wife duo, Puerto Muerto


Onwards Puerto Muerto soldiers! The militant new wave country rock of this married couple from Chicago has a content which is equally jubilant and sinister and that occasionally provides insight into their relationship. Christa Meyer and Tim Kelley both have remarkable voices. Think Sandy Denny and Lee Hazlewood. 'Hurting Now' is his atonement and is followed rather typically by her 'Tanze Nun.Ich liebe dein Tanzen' which is a jolly, vaguely line-dancing style Country and Western rock number. 'Drumming for Pistols' is a bit too eccentric to rank as Americana but has a similar feeling. Christa Meyer is a wonderful singer whose backing vocals, when Kelley takes the lead, proves she could do soul music as well. Cabaret music proves no problem for the couple; On 'Beautiful Women with (the) Shining Black Hair' is a vaudeville number with fingerpiano and sounds like a waltz in misery. There is not, however, a single daft moment on this. Pretty stunning!



Track Listing:-
1 Song Of The Moon
2 Tamar
3 Drumming For Pistols
4 The Bell Ringer
5 Arcadia
6 Little Recourse
7 Vermillion Sky
8 Hurting Now
9 Tanze
10 Settle Down Belinda
11 Beautiful Women With Shining Black Hair
12 Seven Souls
13 Goodbye To The End


Label Links:-
https://twitter.com/firerecordings
https://www.facebook.com/Firerecords
http://www.firerecords.com/
https://firerecords.bandcamp.com/
https://instagram.com/fire_records/
https://www.youtube.com/user/FirerecordsUK



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