Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge - Gonwards (2012)


I'm sure there was a reason I bought this CD a year ago, I'm just not sure what it was.  From the label's website:
Gonwards is the second release by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge.

Mixing spoken word and songs, the material is voiced by Blegvad and features music played, programmed and assembled by Andy Partridge and Stu Rowe (in whose Swindon-based digital studio the recordings were made).

The trio has produced an album that began as a re-imagination of the myth of The Blues and grew from there to encompass a multitude of musical and lyrical themes; the latter including a roll call of words and terminology for use in The Blues, musings on alcohol and St. Augustine, the role of the car and much more.

A typically brilliant and playful fusion of disparate elements from two of Rock music's most inventive eccentrics.
That last sentence is key. I'm a simple man with simple tastes. That's not to say that the lyrics/poetry and music don't each have their moments; it's an interesting listen. Once.

I feel like I'm at a coffee house for open mike night. Maybe one of the songs was featured in a TV ad?



Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: I'm strangely drawn to The Devil's Lexicon. The Impeccable Dandy In White is as close to an XTC song that there is on the thing.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: none

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