Dowd, Johnny / Cemetery Shoes
Album: Cemetery Shoes   Collection:General
Artist:Dowd, Johnny   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Bongo Beat Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-29 Pull Date: 2005-07-31
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 8

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 24, 2010: Denver Verses
Dear John Letter
4. Dec 22, 2006: Brownian Motion
Christmas Is Just Another Da
2. Dec 23, 2009: Brownian Motion
Christmas Is Just Another Da
5. Dec 14, 2005: Brownian Motion
Christmas Is Just Another Da
3. Aug 08, 2009: Music Casserole
Easter Sunday
6. Jul 29, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Whisper in a Nag's Ear

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-05-25
Johnny Dowd returns, this time teamed up as a duo with none other than Brian Wilson (bass, drums, percussion and inimitable production sense). Picking up where he left off on his last cd, he’s ratcheted up the smarmy bluesy redneck-gone-NYC sense for a wild joyride of twangy dark spooky, playful and morose songs. The Brian Wilson influence is almost strange, making Dowd’s compositions twisted beyond comparison. For fans of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, whiskey, guns, and prozac.

1) upbeat near gospel
2) dark rock feel
3) spooky gated reverb on vocs, dark smarmy
4) urgent beat, redneck sadness
5) killer vocal vibrato, big swingy beat, great lyrics, a strange gem
6) strange slow canned organ feel, weird, Brian Wilson all over it
7) truly strange combo of percussion and guitar work, like an acid calypso, wow!
8) swingy big bluesy beat, killer guitar lead
9) here’s the sad bitter Christmas song – he always includes one, this ones a doosy!
10) FCC, a good healthy “fuck you” (easily edited though)
11) swingy dark western twangy instrumental jam

Track Listing
1. Brother Jim   6. Shipwreck
2. Garden of Delight   7. Dear John Letter
3. Whisper in a Nag's Ear   8. Easter Sunday
4. Rest in Peace   9. Christmas Is Just Another Da
5. Wedding Dress   10. Dylan's Coat
  11. Rip Off