Sixteen Horsepower / Olden
Album:Olden Collection:General
Artist:Sixteen Horsepower Added:Sep 2003
Label:Jetset Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-11-03 Pull Date:2004-01-05 
Week Ending:Nov 30Nov 23Nov 9

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 23, 2008:Baptism Of Duolitude
Heel on the Shovel
4.Nov 30, 2003:rust belt
Dead Run
2.Jul 06, 2004:The Literate Pop Fans
South Pennsylvania Waltz
5.Nov 23, 2003:bust relt
Pure Clob Road
3.Mar 14, 2004:the rust belt
Heel on the Shovel
6.Nov 18, 2003:Lick My Moody Guitar
South Pennsylvania Waltz

Album Review
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Reviewed 2003-10-28 
Sixteen Horsepower -- Olden

Dark southern gothic country/folk. Good stuff -- two intense sets from early demo sessions in the early 90s and one live set from Denver in 1994. Dark, raw, energetic songs of the old deep South -- this is the South of sinners and traveling preachers, of Faulkner and whiskey and sex and violence. Haunting lyrics that sound like incantations from some crazed preacher and great instrumentation -- jew's harp, bandoneon (accordion-like), banjo and dark twanging slide guitar. Some of these songs were re-released on other 16 Horsepower albums but these demos show the band's intensity from the very beginning. Somewhat reminiscent of Calexico and Nick Cave and Jeff Buckley but there isn't much like it outside of old field recordings. GREAT! -- play anything!

1. starts with twanging jew's harp -- then bandoneon and drums come in
2. uptempo apocalyptic stomp -- great!
3. slower lament -- good twanging guitar
4. blistering powerful lyrics
5. heartbreaking warbling vox + slide guitar
6. bandoneon featured -- slower
7. short interview
8. slow, searing lament, builds in power toward end
9. gothic country rock --
10. different version of track 1 -- more energetic
11. good drums at beginning
12. hypnotic -- intense lyrics and guitar
13. slower, creeping -- more powerful lyrics
14. more interviews
15. upbeat live track -
16. sad grinding lament
17. slower -- haunting circus-like accordion
18. murder tale -- upbeat
19. uptempo-- great bass line
20. breakneck live track -- blues/punk

Track Listing
1.American Wheeze 11.Shametown
2.Coal Black Horses 12.Train Serenade
3.Scrawled in Sap 13.Strong Man
4.Prison Shoe Romp 14.Interview
5.I Seen What I Saw 15.Slow Guilt Trot
6.Neck on the New Blade 16.Low Estate
7.Interview 17.Pure Clob Road
8.South Pennsylvania Waltz 18.Heel on the Shovel
9.My Narrow Mind 19.Sac of Religion
10.American Wheeze 20.Dead Run