VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Journey Is Long: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Glitterhouse | Autor: WK

Jeffrey Lee Pierce was not only one of the greatest songwriters of all time, with his band The Gun Club he also performed an amazing volte-face from punk to blues. Recently a suitcase with cassettes of the charismatic singer and guitarist appeared, which he is said to have recorded shortly before his death in 1996. Legend or reality, after "We Are Only Riders", the Jefrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project is already making its second attempt at these recordings and fragments of ideas. Included: Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, Lydia Lunch, Hugo Race, Chris Brokaw, Steve Wynn, Bertrand Cantat, Mick Harvey, Barry Adamson, Debbie Harry and many others. The Who Is Who of advanced song culture pays tribute to one of its greatest pioneers. The repertoire ranges from wistful desert rock to archaic blues numbers to urban glam punk. In many tracks the original guitar of Pierce can be heard. How Nick Cave integrates his solo into the opener "City Of Pain", for example, without making it sound like an antique foreign body, is the great art of epochal dialogue

Top track: Hugo Race: "I'm Going Upstairs"

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