Shannon and the Clams / Gone By The Dawn
Album:Gone By The Dawn Collection:General
Artist:Shannon and the Clams Added:Oct 2015
Label:Hardly Art 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-10-05 Pull Date:2015-12-07 
Week Ending:Dec 6Nov 29Nov 22Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1Oct 25Oct 18

Recent Airplay
1.May 23, 2023:The Doghouse
Point Of Being Right
4.Sep 25, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 5, 2015)
You Let Me Rust
2.Feb 09, 2023:Down in the Basement
It's Too Late
5.Apr 01, 2017:Homeroom
My Man
3.Oct 16, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2015)
Baby Blue
6.Mar 25, 2017:Homeroom
I Wil Miss The Jasmine

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2015-10-01 
The newest from Oakland's fave neo-'50s combo. Shannon Shaw has a special, full, super-emotional voice, and eccentric multi-instrumentalist Cody Blanchard is complementary. This record sees them explore their sound, moving into a more psychey, '60s-sound-- and it happens over the course of the record's 13 tracks.

Gosh, what more is there to say. No FCCs.

1. (2:37) **** Plinky git, cool Dave Baby Cortez organ. Shannon does lovely sock-hop vox, with yeaaaah-aaah.
2. (3:22) **** Twangy git, yelped "my man" chorus: real weeper-- pure prom.
3. (2:49) **** This one shuffles along, more of a Shirelles-type '60s number, spunky and broadway.
4. (3:46) ***** Weary, sidewalks-at-midnight chanson... beautiful build with "How Long?" chorus. Lovely.
5. (3:18) ***** Swaying duet, cool and breezy, kicks into higher, spacier energy at end.
6. (2:10) **** Fast, jangly rockabillyish number, with plinky git and growled vox.
7. (3:08) ***** Another weeper, but with more late-60s psyche influences-- Telstar synth winds throughout, hypnotic wafting tone.
8. (3:13) ***** Shattering dissonant git, then in the wreckage, slinky vox, Lennonish chant.
9. (4:23) **** Hard-driving '60s frat-party jangler.
10. (2:44) ******** Weird windy git, spooky haunted-house chanting at triple-time. YES. Hellish spiral of doom.
11. (2:46) ***** Weird, hard rock sounds: fuzzed guitar, fuzzed vox-- and the energy is snarling.
12. (2:22) ********** "Ya ya ya" -- (almost Lolita ya-ya), Shannon with weird fast melody, almost like something from the Old Country. Wow, a bizarre stomper, with the beats syncopated to all hell. Great. Weird clopping and clonking.
13. (3:47) ******** Another fast, weird one over more great weird organ, progressing to a grand finish.

Track Listing
1.I Wil Miss The Jasmine 7.Gone By The Dawn
2.My Man 8.Corvette
3.Point Of Being Right 9.Telling Myself
4.How Long? 10.The Bog
5.Baby Blue 11.Knock 'em Dead
6.It's Too Late 12.The Burl
 13.You Let Me Rust