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Prisonshake / Dirty Moons
Album:Dirty Moons Collection:General
Artist:Prisonshake Added:08/2008
Label:Scat Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-03-08 Pull Date:2009-05-10 
Week Ending:10 May3 May26 Apr12 Apr5 Apr29 Mar22 Mar15 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.May 09, 2009:Music Casserole
Dream Along
4.Apr 25, 2009:Insomniacs Unite
Scissors Suite: Memo From Chambers
2.May 07, 2009:Death Row Radio
Fake Your Own Death
5.Apr 23, 2009:in the groove
"You're Obviously The One"
3.May 02, 2009:Harmony in Dischord
Fake Your Own Death
6.Apr 08, 2009:The Heart of KZSU
Fake Your Own Death

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2009-03-04 
Indie rock, 90's style, bitter and thick with distortion and dirt. Refreshing and visceral. Most songs are mid-fast tempo, minor key, electric guitar based. Some futzing with the production, gives it a haphazard feel when listening all at once. And it wasn't recorded all at once, some of the recordings really are from the 90's- their last release was in '93 and this CD covers '95-'07. A pleasure to listen to, a blast from the past. (If you need more Karl Hendricks, this can stand in until his next album is out)

+1.Quiet start, guitar and organ, bluesy song. End has 60's style tape splicling/segments of other songs, so the flow stumbles then for the last minute picks up again
+2. Pissed off breakup song, mid-fast, great overdriven guitar sound
+3. Starts with a hilarious answering machine msg and continues with an excellent grumpy-old-punker rant, mid-fast punky music. 1 FCC? "selling records to assholes, huffing boo and screwing you" at 1:05 in, T-2:13 from end- play at safe harbor or mute it out.
4.Psychedelic opening & ending, mid-tempo rock love song in the middle.
5. Straight-up rock, love despite lacking confidence. 70's style guitars at end?
6.one minute demo, singing w piano like at a bar late at night "Bring your sad friend"
7.shortish song about a messed up friend
+8.Multi part song, storylike
9.Good buildup, enigmatic lyrics, end turns into 3/4
10.laid back and slightly bluesy. Warbly guitar sound. Short, blends w/next
+11.emo, slow. Good fem vocals
12. punk noise rock. FCC?:"kiss my ass"
13.mid-slow dark rock, good playing, quiet-loud-quiet
14.good very short instrumental, ends w/tape dying

Disc 2.
1.Quiet piano kicks into a sweet guitar jam halfway through. Instrumental, fun
+2.3-min instrumental opening, epic length, a bit of swagger, lots of changes
+3.slow fade-in, warm and unhappy, rocks out
4.faster, shorter
+5.quiet 20-sec fade-in. Steady mid-tempo rhythm, overdriven vocals
+6. FCC:"fuck"s but a good angry punk song nonetheless
+7.Quiet like Sebadoh, more acoustic & close-mic'd, some Hammond(?) organ & piano, builds to epic ending
+8.Off kilter intro of outtakes, equipment getting smashed to laughter- then song begins at about :50 fast rock with dirty guitar, spot-on drumming and intense vox

Track Listing
1.Fake Your Own Death 12.Scissors Suite: Memo From Chambers
2.I Will Comment 13.The Understudy
3.The Cut-Out Bin 14.Nowhere Near (Slight Return)
4.Dream Along 15.Janus
5."You're Obviously The One" 16.Year Of The Donk (Including The Leftover Monkey)
6.Your Sad Friend 17.We've Only Tasted The Wine
7.Favorite Hospital 18.In Disguise
8.Scissors Suite: The Wonder Of Me 19.Crush Me
9.Scissors Suite: Rebecca, You're The Rain 20.Fuck Your Self-Esteem
10.Scissors Suite: Visiting Hours 21.Go Blind
11.Scissors Suite: Turn Blue 22.It Was A Very Good Year