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The Dandy Warhols – …Earth To The Dandy Warhols… (2008)

The Dandy Warhols – …Earth To The Dandy Warhols… (2008)

Label : Beat The World Records
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Time: 69:15 min.
Size: 162 MB
Release Date: 5/19/08

The Dandies are one of those bands that you don’t dislike, in fact kinda like, but on the other hand a band who’s CDs you would never rush out to buy.

Their stuff is quite likeable but for some reason they never seemed like the real deal. Never what they thought they were, what they tried to be, what they purported to be.

This was borne out in crystal clarity much later in the magnificent DIG!

This fine documentary movie explored the paths and relationship between head Dandy Courtney Taylor (isn’t Courtney a chick’s name?) and his one-time close friend Anton Newcombe from The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Now, Newcombe seemed to be the real fucking deal. Too much so! His brain flooded with oceans of creativity, but so much that he was unable to stop making himself a pariah. Knocking off albums without seemingly much effort but unable to hold down a real friendship, to exist in the real world.

One conclusion to be drawn was that being bleeding-edge creative and uber-productive was not really a good thing from a human perspective, or indeed financial. And being of some, but significantly lesser, talent but focussed and normal socially, can result in fame and happiness.

Taylor would never come close to equaling the talent of Newcombe, while Newcombe would never come close to the fame and wealth his talent deserves, the the fame and wealth attained by Taylor.

In any event it was plainly evident the influence Newcombe had/has on Taylor’s songwriting.

Back to this new opus and …Earth To The Dandy Warhols… is the The Dandy Warhols’ first record since leaving Capitol Records.

On May 5, the band released the song “The World The People Together (Come On)” as a free download on their website. They also announced that the album was available to play on over 10,000 AMI Jukeboxes.

Rather strangely, Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler guests on the song “Love Song”. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell also guests.

Tracklisting

1. “The World The People Together (Come On)” (Taylor-Taylor/Holmström) – 4:42
2. “Mission Control” – 2:16
3. “Welcome To The Third World” – 5:50
4. “Wasp In The Lotus” – 4:36
5. “And Then I Dreamt Of Yes” – 4:42
6. “Talk Radio” – 5:28
7. “Love Song” (Taylor-Taylor/Goble) – 3:48
8. “Now You Love Me” – 3:09
9. “Mis Amigos” – 4:31
10. “The Legend of The Last of the Outlaw Truckers AKA the Ballad Of Sherriff Shorty” – 3:44
11. “Beast of All Saints” – 4:47
12. “Valerie Yum” (Taylor-Taylor/Rezabek) – 7:01
13. “Musee D’Nougat” – 14:46

Here be the last dandies on earth

Thanks to Gill Bates

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May 22, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Dandy Warhols, _MUSIC | Leave a comment