I didn't start this blog as an MP3 blog. I actually started it just to write about music. I always enjoyed discussing music and figured that if I had an outlet that people might go out of their way to go read, it would keep me from talking about it all the time in my real life. It has worked to an extent, but for some reason, I got hooked on sharing so much great music with people, I'd forgotten all about how good it felt to just share my opinion about it. I just felt like I should let you know.
Dead Low Tide was the band that 3/5 of the Murder City Devils started after they broke up (inluding vocalist Spencer Moody). I don't like it as near as much as I do the Devils, and to be quite honest, if Moody wasn't involved, I don't think I'd be interested in it at all. The Murder City Devils were a near-perfect band, and 90% of their greatness came from Moody's vocals.
There are a couple of moments of greatness here. It's easy to see how the sound here is a progression on the last Devils record (Thelema), sans keyboards and the rock n roll edge. The songs are all basically written in extended metaphors that expand on Spencer Moody's love with the romantic life of the sailor. He never reaches the pure poetic bliss of the songs in the Devil's catalog on the subject like "18 Wheels" or the epic "Bear Away", from the Thelema record. The album is worth a listen, but it's a gamble for some.
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