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Smith, Stephan / New World Worder
Album:New World Worder Collection:General
Artist:Smith, Stephan Added:07/2003
Label:Universal Hobo 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-05 Pull Date:2004-03-08 
Week Ending:7 Mar8 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 05, 2004:Juan 2-3- Show
New World Worder
2.Feb 06, 2004:Discarded. Recycled, and New
Sally Goodin

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2003-12-02 
his voice sounds like matt Johnson of 'the the'. <sigh> well… I picked this up hoping it was the Stephen Smith who makes glass marimbas, Aeolian harps and composed crop circle music but no. This is a young guy with a guitar and a lot to say about politics. Very KPFA. mostly speak-singing w/solo guitar.
1. spoken rap w/acoustic guitar. We the people are revolting.
2.like #1 but shorter 3.like #2
4.interesting guitar work. repetition in vocals vaguely hypnotic
5.reworking of that poem "why is your sword so red with blood?" around a school shooting. (It's imperialism's fault, and dad's fault cuz he owns a gun)
+6.yay! fiddling! no belabored politics! no vocals at all!!!
7. noooooooooooooo. too , oh, yucky.
+8. simple electric guitar, good and energetic, he sounds happy.
9. I'm everyman, don't pigeonhole me, because I am everyman. nice conceit.
+10.melodic, real singing. ordinary folk song. politics slightly less obvious.
11. sounds important but I don't get it.
12.pretty and inoffensive. sounds more like the the than anything else.
+13.good work song strange production makes this artier than intended

Track Listing
1.New World Worder 7.All We Need Is Love
2.Merchants of Lies 8.I'm on My Way
3.Proclaiming Jubilee 9.Universal Hobo
4.Business 10.Oak Tree
5.Darling Son 11.Bring It on
6.Sally Goodin 12.Song of Healing