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Puerto Muerto / Drumming For Pistols
Album:Drumming For Pistols Collection:General
Artist:Puerto Muerto Added:01/2010
Label:Fire Records 

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Add Date:2012-01-22 Pull Date:2012-03-25 

Album Review
Gorilla Man Jr.
Reviewed 2011-12-14 
Puerto Muerto’s album “Drumming For Pistols.” Hard to pin down, but it is vaguely rootsy, melodic, and uses a lot repetition to lull the listener into a groove. No FCCs. I recommend tracks 4, 8.

1. Song of the Moon: Simple two-chord melody. Builds its groove on repeated words and melodies. Female singer. (3:30)
2. Tamar: mid-tempo, male verse / female chorus. lots of background vocals on the chorus, about some sort of sexual indiscretion. (2:34)
3. Drumming for Pistols: an uptempo song that enchants through repeated lines of “drumming for pistols” (2:49)
4. *The Bell Ringer: Begins with bells appropriately enough. Slow acoustic guitar plucks, saccharine, swaying voice. Some strings fill out the song. (4:22)
5. Arcadia: Nice soaring chorus with background vocal melody. (3:49)
6. Little Recourse: Low male vocals and a basic guitar riff. (3:01)
7. Vermillion Sky: mid-tempo. Male and female vocals interact on the chorus, over crunchy guitars. (4:10)
8. *Hurting Now: Low-voiced guy again. More sentimental than the other songs. “I still feel for you / even if it ain’t rosie, it’ll have to do” (3:46)
9. Tanze: Bluesy and upbeat. (2:57)
10. Settle Down Belinda: Slight country tinge. (4:29)
11. Beautiful Woman with Shining Black Hair: A sort of waltzy field (2:15)
12. Seven Souls: Slow guitar based ballad, some hums in the background. (3:11)
13. Goodbye to the End: A nice way to end the album. The woman’s voice, with an acoustic guitar. (3:42)

Reviewed by Gorilla Man Jr. 12/14/11

Track Listing
1.Song Of The Moon 7.Vermillion Sky
2.Tamar 8.Hurting Now
3.Drumming For Pistols 9.Tanze
4.The Bell Ringer 10.Settle Down Belinda
5.Arcadia 11.Beautiful Women With Shining Black Hair
6.Little Recourse 12.Seven Souls
 13.Goodbye To The End