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Perry, Al / 3 Track Session
Album:3 Track Session Collection:General
Artist:Perry, Al Added:08/2016
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-08-15 Pull Date:2016-10-17 
Week Ending:4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug
Airplays:112

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 05 Jun 19:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion: The Jack Miller Special (sorta)
4.Thu, 18 Aug 16:ts porkchop
a strange pursuit
2.Wed, 31 Aug 16:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
5.Wed, 17 Aug 16:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
3.Wed, 24 Aug 16:ts porkchop
a strange pursuit

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2016-08-09 
Sun stroked western, classic covers, cow punk damaged. Al may be the most under appreciated musician in the world: Growing up in the shithole that's west Phoenix he escaped to the friendlier weirdo environs of Tucson where his band The Hecklers ripped psychobilly on bills with hardcore bands 35 years ago. A few years later Al went solo, twangy garage with whatever locals he could round up as his band, The Cattle. The latter have included a range of talent, from obscure junkies to superstars like the Calexico guys. This is a collection of covers Al recorded in a Phoenix recording studio that seconds as a museum of sorts: A rare three track tape machine from the 50's that harkened the birth of multitrack recording, used by people like Nat King Cole and Elvis. Songs are almost all country classics, dear to Al's heart, odes to his past loves and downfalls (I would guess, I didnt ask him). Fantastic stuff. See also what I consider his, a, masterpiece, "Always a Pleasure" (2003).

1) (3:01) slow strummy bluesy, "just a girl I used to know" 2)* (3:04) upbeat western "cold hard facts of life" quintessential cheating wife story 3) (2:22) "don't like it but I guess things happen that way" 4) (2:18) slow bluesy "you're making plans to leave". 5)* (2:30) "talk back trembling lips", upbeat despite lyrics, kitty Wells made this famous 6) (3:12) 60's shuffle to this, "white satin bed" 7)* (3:36) "crazy heart" taken down to a slow blues walk 8) (2:35) upbeat "ol' what's hername" 9) (2:02) baritone plucky twang, upbeat "thinking mans woman" 10) (2:39) "if teardrops were pennies" upbeat 11)* (2:28) big doom blues, cover of Gun Club classic "fire of love", rare fade out 12)* (3:05) upbeat drinking song "told his baby goodbye" 13) (2:10) triplet waltz love song to "Julie", sad stuff, of course a double murder suicide ends this. 14) (2:49) bluesy twang "just because"

Track Listing
1.Just A Girl I Used To Know 8.Whats'her'name
2.Cold Hard Facts Of Life 9.Thinking Mans Woman
3.I Dont Like It But I Guess Things Happen That Way 10.If Teardrops Were Pennies
4.Youre Making Plans To Leave 11.The Fire Of Love
5.Talk Back Trembling Lips 12.Told His Baby Goodbye
6.White Satin Bed 13.Julie
7.Crazy Heart 14.Just Because