mardi 28 septembre 2010

JEFF THORNLEY (DE) new link



Locked Inside” 1983 (Unique Records no #)
Latter day album hyped by psych dealers, despite there not being anything “psych” about it. Some of it is heavy, some in a more refined pop style. One song is country/rockabilly. It’s pretty impressive that Thornley spans a bunch of styles without the album sounding disjointed. The reverb-heavy production does shout out ‘1980s’, but not in as offensive a way as most albums from 1983. There are a few christian lyrics here, lots of lead guitar, and some good hooks. One song has a guest female lead singer and she’s better than Jeff, though neither are especially distinctive. Frankly, I’m not sure how this got a $50+ price tag when there were hundreds of 80s private press albums of similar quality and originality, but it is a pretty good record. [AM]

12 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Muy Muy Bueño Amigo.

Anonyme a dit…

"Christian lyrics"?
I think i'll give it a miss then, but thanks anyway.

lumpensammler a dit…

Thank you for this good album Zoso. I am amazed about how you can find all these odd albums, your knowledge is as big as the Atlantic Ocean, ever so big and ever so deep. It's realy impressive.

Anonymous. Why so allergic about a few christian lyrics? Have you ever heard bands as Totty and Young Bros. or Os Pescadores to name some? If you have you must admit that not all Christian music is jingle-jangle and children choirs

myanmar a dit…

Zosopat delivers again, thank you mes amis.

Anonyme a dit…

lumpensammler a dit...
Personally, i don't like people trying to push their beliefs on me, so if i know in advance that a band has a religious bent, i will not listen to them.
In the case of Totty it's a real shame as their music is very good, but their "message" spoils it for me.
As an atheist it offends me.
Just my personal feelings, i'm not trying to convert anyone to my point of view, just being honest.

Anonyme a dit…

"your knowledge is as big and deep as the atlantic ocean"???

good lord - I guess that's the passion you so desparately crave

Anonyme a dit…

i agree with lumpo. you know more than anyone ive ever known. thank god you exist and give us these treasurs. god bless you zozo

lumpensammler a dit…

I hear you Anon. And i can understand where you come from. I woulden't say i'm a true believer myself so i choose to not listen to the glory hallelujah's and amen's when it comes to these christian bands and their lyrics.

lonewolf a dit…

About lyrics. Anon seems to be very sensitive towards 'christian' lyrics. But what about lyrics who are 'women-unfriendly','racial-unfriendly', 'political', 'occult'....? You name it.
Merci for this rarity.

Anonyme a dit…

Lonewolf, i was only sharing my personal feelings on the subject, not attacking those who hold those beliefs.
Each to his own.
I'd feel the same way about any record pushing a religious message, not just Christian ones.
For the record, (pun intended!), i would indeed feel the same about lyrics which are racist or anti-women.
As for a political stance, i feel music is a perfectly reasonable place to talk about politics, indeed the tradition of music is filled with protest songs, whether overt or more in the storytelling style.
To a certain extent, all lyrics are filtered through the political conscience of their author surely?
As long as the political philosophy does not include an agenda which encompasses racism or keeping down a section of society (women for example), i'm all for it.
Anything which gets people talking about their different ideologies, (as we are doing here), can only be a positive thing to my way of thinking.
However, i'd rather be talking about the music itself, as that is why we come here at the end of the day.
And hats off to Zosopat for providing us with plenty of quality music to talk about.
Merci mon ami!

Sergey a dit…

Thanx! Never heard before. Great stuff.

Anonyme a dit…

One song has a guest female lead singer and she’s better than Jeff, though neither are especially distinctive.

Jeff is a guitarist. Vocals are a secondary deal for him, so this is to be expected.

Frankly, I’m not sure how this got a $50+ price tag when there were hundreds of 80s private press albums of similar quality and originality, but it is a pretty good record.

Fifty bucks? You go bro! I got my copy for free (autographed no less haha), as Jeff and I were pretty good friends in the late 80's.

I'll have to try and find him and let him know this. I'm sure he will love it!

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