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Kiefer, Christian / Medicine Show
Album:Medicine Show Collection:General
Artist:Kiefer, Christian Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-12-18 Pull Date:2006-02-19 
Week Ending:Jan 15Jan 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 12, 2006:I once was canadian
Come Up
3.Jan 05, 2006:I once was canadian
2.Jan 06, 2006:Eels in the Loo

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2005-12-14 
Male vox, a variety of guitars. One mans songs and his ensemble performing them. They have an MTV unplugged aesthetic, feels acoustic though plenty of amplification in the mix. I like the music. Good sense of melody, low key without being overly depressed.

1.menacing intro- barker lists maladies. Flows into next track
+2.violin, handheld percussion, strummed acoustic guitar, simple and driving
+3.bluesy guitar, swampy vocals, understated electric piano
4.quiet guitar intro, then violin and electric bass come in, gets uplifting as more parts added/as it gets louder, then quiets down again (long outtro)
5.interlude- snake oil salesman barks over slow countrified jam
+6.slow. Guitar plucking, sad singing, banjo
+7.slower! pretty. Sings with feeling.Mostly guitar picking,some violin,bass
+8.bongos, bass and banjo. Hey wait it’s good! mid-slow, melodic self-harmonized male vox, I like the chorus, reminds me of Beck.
9.another bit of snake-oil salesmanship. Countrified jam upbeat.
+10.falsetto, slide guitar, mid-slow. Bluesy
11.autoharp? and unadorned vocal. Rest of band joins in. plodding
12.midtempo. banjo, bongo
13.interlude, more maladies
14.Pretty,folky. Plucked high-pitched nylon stringed guitar? Wants love!
15.Quiet intro, just voice and low bass, then guitar, violin join. Gets angry.
16.spooky saw intro, then 3/4 time acoustic guitar & vocal. Cathartic. Organ, drums join in.

Track Listing
1.Snake Oil No. 1 9.Snake Oil No. 3
2.Come Up 10.Bad Water
3.No Respect 11.Stumble
4.Nothing Remains 12.Dragonfly
5.Snake Oil No. 2 13.Snake Oil No. 4
6.Bad Dreams 14.Sugar Plum Blues
7.Lemon 15.Black
8.Home 16.Dream on Sweet Life