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Slow Poisoner, The / Roadside Altar
Album:Roadside Altar Collection:General
Artist:Slow Poisoner, The Added:07/2007
Label:Rocktopus Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-07-29 Pull Date:2007-09-30 
Week Ending:30 Sep16 Sep19 Aug12 Aug5 Aug
Airplays:22211

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 12 Apr 11:Red West
Bisous Bijoux
4.Sat, 15 Sep 07:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
2.Sat, 29 Sep 07:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
5.Thu, 13 Sep 07:Sadie O.
Disorder in the Afternoon
3.Tue, 25 Sep 07:Sadie O.
New World Lost and Found
6.Thu, 16 Aug 07:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
At Your Local Dive (Bloodstains & Beer On The Floor)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-07-31 
The Slow Poisoner – Roadside Altar
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/26/07
Local minimalist roots strangeness. Many songs consist of little but solo acoustic guitar and kick drum and reedy vocals. A lot of the lyrics sound like they should have a Cramps-style delivery, and the rather thin quavery vocals simply add to the general feeling of creepy snaggle-toothed backwoodness. A little less dangerously insane than Hasil Adkins, a bit darker and less electrified than the Legendary Stardust Cowboy.
No FCCs detected. I like 2, 5, 7, and 10 best.
1. 3:38 **jangly guitars, midtempo rather jaunty beat, voodoo lyrics. I could see Webb Wilder doing this…
2. 2:18 ***channeling Hasil Adkins – just thrashing guitar and minimal drums – and great lyrics about “now that your head is gone, run rooster run”… ha ha!
3. 3:33 **bongos and truly weird lyrics. There’s a tiny tinge of Danzig in the bassline, somehow…
4. 2:59 *solo fingerpicking and howling country blues (Jimmie Rodgers cover).
5. 2:19 ***Bo Diddley beat with marimba, terrific lyrics about a lousy place to live.
6. 2:35 *bongos and strummed guitar, old-timey country song, but with a bit of reverb on the vocals. Great Sons of the Pioneers-style chorus.
7. 3:00 ***twangy solo electric guitar, insane lyrics, yay!
8. 3:13 acoustic guitar and a bit of piano, a bit of “Mother Nature’s Son”.
9. 2:30 *midtempo 4/4 strumming, howled cover of Bob Wills’ classic. More marimbas, definitely a different take.
10. 4:20 ***guitar, tom and tambourine, midtempo and very weird lyrics. The bongos do make it just a touch odder… Everything about this gets stranger as it goes along.

Track Listing
1.The Hex 6.The Colorado Trail
2.Run Rooster Run 7.Flaming Creatures (Of Rock And Roll)
3.The Eye Hand Of The Carolinas 8.Here Come The Horses
4.T.B. Blues 9.Faded Love
5.Bad Bungalow 10.Roadside Altar