Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Corn liquor can't speak unless you drink it first

I've been listening to Silkworm's mid-90s release Firewater. If the title of this post, the name of the album or the cover art doesn't clue you in, the record has a consistent theme. Booze, demon alcohol, rotgut, Dutch courage, you know the stuff. I like the production, with each instrument clearly distinct and the pounding of the drums comes out clearly against the guitars. I would liken the band to Spoon in that the guitar does not dominate and is often used sparingly. The band also alternates heavy and more mellow songs. If you are a fan of alternative rock, you should probably get this one, and at $9 on Amazon, it won't set you back much either.

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