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Hoke, Russell / Comet Of Despair
Album:Comet Of Despair Collection:General 12"
Artist:Hoke, Russell Added:06/2011
Label:Self-Release 

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