Chill Faction - Eggman On The Deuce And Other Stories

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Faith Strange
Catalog Number: FS5
Format: CD
Total Time: 77:47:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's October 31, 2004 The Prog Life column found here. To refresh your memory, every CD that [was reviewed in the article received] a score in each of five categories: Songwriting, Performance, Vocals, Recording Quality, and Packaging. The scores are from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, unless you count 11, which you can't because the scores can only go up to 10. -ed.

Songwriting: 7
Performance: 7
Vocals: 7
Recording Quality: 6
Packaging: 8

">Chill Faction is another of those bands who seem to have mastered the merging of modern rock with prog. Think of an art-rock version of Duran Duran combined with Van Der Graaf Generator, and you'll have some idea of Chill Faction's sonic contribution to the prog catalog. The dark recording could stand to be remastered, but the recording is good enough to not interfere with the listener's enjoying these unusual songs. And "unusual" is the key word here. I'm guessing this disk will appeal only to those with special tastes. Lots of crazy sounds here, albeit crazy in a good way.

Down By The Waterfront / The Affairs Of The Heart / (You Send Me Like So Many) Nuclear Missiles / Sweet & Sour Sadness Of Sunday Afternoons / Hell Without You / Don't Fall In The Crack, Jack * / 42nd Street * / I Am The Walrus * / Whenever We're Together * / Marilyn / Dance / Long Hot Summer / Hostage Of The Heart / Christmas In The Whorehouse / Bride Of Jesus

* Previously released on Eggman On The Deuce, Action / Reaction Records, 1987.

David Conrad - fretless bass
Thomas Hamlin - drums, electronic drums
Larry Kirwan - vocals, guitar, synthesiser

Guest Artists:

Mike Fazio - guitar, guitar sonics, synthesiser
Fred Parcells - electronic trombone
Joy Askew - backing vocals

Eggman On The Deuce (1987)
Eggman On the Deuce And Other Stories (2004)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: October 31st 2004
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

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Language: english


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