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Bye Bye Blackbirds, The / Take Out The Poison
Album:Take Out The Poison Collection:General
Artist:Bye Bye Blackbirds, The Added:08/2017
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2017-08-10 Pull Date:2017-10-12 
Week Ending:17 Sep10 Sep3 Sep27 Aug20 Aug13 Aug
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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2017-08-10 
“Take Out the Poison” The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Local indie band that specializes in guitar-driven rock and power pop-rock with big harmonies and just a hint of country. The Oakland band’s fourth full-length album demonstrates the versatility of frontman and songwriter, Bradley Skaught, and the Blackbirds as the band deftly covers all the bases: straight-ahead rock, 1960s-style country-rock (Byrds, Buffalo Springfield), power pop and even brassy glam-rock. Lots of guest musicians and vocalists — including several duets — adding to the interesting mix of songs and styles.
— Francis

Recommended: 3, 1, 10, 2, 11, 6 No FCCs detected.

1. (3:48) Earl Grey Kisses – Rock ‘n’ roll romp reminiscent of Tom Petty with tumbling drums, crunchy guitars and cool, intricate bass line. ****
2. (3:54) Let Your Hair Fall Down – Horn-drenched, driving glam-rock. ***
3. (2:52) Duet – Bouncy and playful with handclaps. Hint of Americana. Great duet by Skaught and Lindsay Paige Garfield (Or, the Whale). Electric guitar stands in for fiddle in the lead break. ****
4. (2:51) Wasted – A fun-lovin’, high-steppin’, handclappin’ rock tune. ***
5. (3:27) I Meant to Write – Acoustic ballad with guitar and strings.
6. (3:17) Alfred Starr Hamilton — Power-pop with ringing and crunchy guitars. ***
7. (4:01) Baby We’re Fine – Melodic guitar rock with rich harmonies. Skaught and Washington D.C.’s Olivia Mancini on vocals.
8. (3:40) Broken Falls – 1960s country-rock that builds, with Byrds-like harmonies toward the end.
9. (4:04) Your Spell Is Too Late – Slow, swinging country anthem with BIG roaring guitars and organ. Vocals by Skaught and Julie Wakefield (Or, the Whale).
10. (2:43) Poison Love – Up-tempo, high-energy country-rock closer. Great travelin’ music with a player piano in the mix. ***
11. (2:35) Earl Grey Kisses (Reprise) – Soft and soulful reprise of the opening song, with Skaught and Julie Wakefield again sharing the vocals. ***

Track Listing
1.Earl Grey Kisses 6.Alfred Starr Hamilton
2.Let Your Hair Fall Down 7.Baby We're Fine
3.Duet 8.Broken Falls
4.Wasted 9.Your Spell Is Too Late
5.I Meant To Write 10.Poison Love
 11.Earl Grey Kisses (Reprise)