Hoke, Russell / Comet Of Despair
Album: Comet Of Despair   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Hoke, Russell   Added:Jun 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-26 Pull Date: 2012-07-29
Week Ending: Jun 17
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 05, 2012: ThermoNuclear Bar
Grave Concern
2. Jun 15, 2012: Last Verses*
Cry, Silver Needle

Album Review
Hawkeye Joe
Reviewed 2012-05-18
side 1:
1) "Grave Concern" - Smart-ass upbeat folk-rock for War Heroes.
2) "Blue Air, Blow" %
3) "Desert Wind" %
4) "Any Bland Game is Lying" %
5) "Your Grace" %
6)" If the Mute Could Be Heard" %
% Capsule review for the previous five tracks. due to similarities in form and content. Lo-Fi, Bob Dylan-esque with a hint of Jandek. Droney, sometimes to the point of being whiny! Mostly introspective, with frequently inspired lyrics. Repeated listens did not sway me to a more positive feeling about the music. It's OK, really, just not necessarily my meat.
side 2:
1)"The Blind Aren't in Night" - upbeat, jaunty ditty 'bout life's hardships.
2) "Miss Arkenzie" - slow, banjo-filled ode to a Southern belle. HxJx's pick-to-click!!
3) "Gone: The Trees and the Beasts" - Frontier song w/ Richard Farina-ish vocals, gtr, harp. Perfect downer tree-huggin' stuff that makes you think.
4) "Comet of Despair" - banjo, mid-tempo, great lyrics! Is this guy Hoke really that sad, or is it for shtick? Another HxJx pick-to-click!
5) "Cry, Silver Needle" - MORE bummer rock! Junkies, ICU patients, and medical students will dig this one, Dudes & Chicks!!

Track Listing
1. Grave Concern   6. If The Mute Could Be Heard
2. Blue Air, Blow   7. The Blind Aren't In Night
3. Desert Wind   8. Miss Arkenzie
4. Any Bland Game Is Lying   9. Gone: The Trees And The Beasts
5. Your Grace   10. Comet Of Despair
  11. Cry, Silver Needle