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Bushido Karaoke

Author: Kaleb
08/02/2005 | Sctas.com | www.sctas.com | Album Review
Playing out like a well traveled songbook from the Eisenhower administration - penned from the fractured mind of John Waters - Ted Stevens' third outing as Mayday begs, borrows and slips into a few disguises before tucking itself to a messy bed. Themes of age & death are among us (track titles reflect the pattern: "Standing In Line at the Gates of Hell", Father Time", "I'm Not Afraid to Die".. ), and Stevens cleverly croons these trials over jangly pianos ("Pelf Help") and dreamy guitars ("Burned My Hands") - the later in the tune of kin Neva Dinova.
When reworked cover versions of INXS ("Old World New World") and Gillian Welch ("I'm Not Afraid to Die") tracks make it on the same alt-Saddle-Creek collection - there is indeed a desire and need to stop and listen. The two minute briefer that is "Hidden Leaves" dismisses any doubt as to whether Stevens retained any of his Lullaby For The Working Class wonder, as it tells the story of a lone Samurai and breathes another life into the albums title (see that sword above the mantle, this is for real).
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