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Dos - Justamente Tres [RSD TEAL VINYL] - NEW LP
Dos - Justamente Tres [RSD TEAL VINYL] - NEW LP
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Dos - Justamente Tres [RSD TEAL VINYL] - NEW LP

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Focusing on the instrumental, but also some vocal cuts, the instrumental reminding me a bit of Chet Atkins (both his solo and duo albums), as like Chet this has a warm inviting quality, is full of mid-tempo melancholy and down-home charm even though it's kind of jazzy.  Les and Mary Paul might have been an influence (as they sounded more urban than Chet), as were perhaps the progressive English folk of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the noncommercial American folk singers and guitarists from the same era, both bass players and piano players from jazz, and bassists from the world black music.  I'm not sure who helped inspire Kira's singing, likely both American and European jazz singers from decades past, maybe a bit of rickie lee jones (who was of course influenced heavily from the previously mentioned past), and probably mostly just from her own experiences and innards.  While most would be looking for punk rock when they see these two names, this is likely pretty far from those expectations, but it's pretty enjoyable.  It's good to see some of these 1990s CD releases get the vinyl treatment they always deserved. -- winch  (green noise)   

 

vinyl reissue of 1996 CD release. Sophomore album from legendary bass players KIRA ROESSLER (Black Flag) and MIKE WATT (Minute Men, Firehose, Stooges). Pressed on teal vinyl. 

1. Down In The Dumps 2. Dream Of San Pedro 3. Imagine That 4. Intese Song For Madonna 5. Til The Blood Ran 6. Sidemouse Advice 7. Excerpts From A Captain's Log 8. To Each His Dulcinea 9. Powerful Hankerin' 10. Little Doll 11. Willow Weep For Me 12. Even The Pain Has Changed 13. Formal Introduction 14. Angel Face Is The Devil's Daughter 15. Number Seven 16. Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth? 17. Number Five

 

Kurt Morris: "Justamente Tres is a seventeen song doodling by two of the well-known bass players of punk rock past: Kira Roessler (Black Flag) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE). Roessler handles the occasional vocal work and comes off sounding like a more modern blues singer akin to Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald but obviously not nearly as good. Songs like "'Til The Blood Ran" might make one believe that there are electronics utilized on the album, but the whole thing is just bass and vocals, Roessler and Watt in their tripped out, laid-back selves, about as far from their respective beginnings as one can get and be faintly recognizable. At seventeen songs it might be a tad too long, but real enthusiasts of Watt and Roessler's work as well as fans of instrumental, jazzy bass work will get a kick out of this."





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