Hendricks, Karl Trio / Jerks Win Again, the
Album: Jerks Win Again, the   Collection:General
Artist:Hendricks, Karl Trio   Added:Aug 2003
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01
Week Ending: Oct 26 Oct 12 Oct 5
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 26, 2005: One Tall Canadian
Chuck Dukowski Was Confused
4. Oct 09, 2003: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
I Think I Forgot Something..
2. Oct 13, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
The Overweight Lovers
5. Oct 07, 2003: Pthbrp Kgbdstftftsspktp
The Ballad of Bill Lee
3. Oct 21, 2003: pthbrp Kgbdstftftsspktp
Chuck Dukowski Was Confused, The Summer of Warm Beer
6. Oct 01, 2003: Arabian Nights
I Think I Forgot Something..

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2003-09-22
Rock. (as opposed to one of the fads that passes for rock...) Guitar/bass/drums no fancy effects, just distortion. Good, creeps up on you. This is Karl's first record in five years. The songs are longer but still have the dark take on life.
+1. mid-fast. Literary references here, name-drops Wallace Stevens.
+2.midtempo, milder, more melodic. FCC says "shit" + "fuck" once each, hard to hear still check the lyrics
3.slow, less distortion
++4.midtempo, minor key rock, yay for the fuzz
+++5.faster. moves nicely. great vocal delivery. nice list of pathos.
6. mid. says FCC "bullshit" once. a different version was a 7" single
+++7.mid-slow FCC says "fuckers". This would be an epic ballad, if done by a band that did epic ballads.
++8.At 13 minutes you might think this is an epic ballad- but it's not a ballad- after a few minutes gradually goes from a pretty easygoing couple of riffs to chunky rock jam- rocks out and comes back again for the coda.

Track Listing
1. Chuck Dukowski Was Confused   5. I Think I Forgot Something..
2. New Wave Situation   6. Thank God We Have Limes
3. The Night Has no Eyes   7. The Ballad of Bill Lee
4. The Overweight Lovers   8. The Summer of Warm Beer