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POOL OF TEARS cassette (DE012CS)

by China



"Pool of Tears" is a profound statement from a band coming into its own. You can hear all the classic folk-rock influences -- Shakey, Dylan, CSNY, The Band, The Byrds; you can hear echoes of indie rock, sunshine pop, and private press loner-folk too. But it's the evocative lyrics, shot through with black humor and a wry twisted tongue, as well as the stirring performances that bring freshness to these charmingly rustic songs. Rendered in vivid technicolor, each song is a vignette with cinematic scope, populated by doomed anti-heroes and desolate landscapes. These are stories of life on the road, life on the run, life on the wrong side of the tracks -- a blend of the real and the absurd. Full of forlorn melancholy and nostalgic longing, these songs attempt to make sense of the past by looking back in the rear-view mirror or out the window of a Greyhound bus on the way out of town.

Track Listing:
- - - SIDE A - - -
1. Banks of North Dakota
2. Like Dino
3. Silver Sky
4. Just Another Outlaw
5. Honey Trap

- - - SIDE B - - -
6. Everyone Thinks I'm A Loser
7. Sandalwood
8. Lion's Den
9. Burr Ridge
10. Pool of Tears

catalog # DE012CS