Monday, 8 May 2017

The Return of Richard Dawson


Lord knows I've raved on enough about the astonishing Richard Dawson in the past (here and here), but I'm quite aware that, for the casual listener, his stuff can sometimes be a little difficult to get a firm handle on. The first taster from Richard's forthcoming new LP 'Peasant' is, in contrast to some of his previous work, positively catchy. 'Ogre' reaches back to the dark ages for its subject matter, while managing to capture a little of the spirit of both Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens, yet remains resolutely Dawsonesque. It's fantastic. Have a care, lest you find yourself singing along by the end.

3 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Blimey! That's positively Medieval. Quite something. That man has talent.

Rol said...

Ah, that'll be your prog roots showing through. What would your punk side think?

Not sure what to make of this. I wanted to like it, especially when he sang "tie the goats to my car".

The Swede said...

Singing Bear. He sure does.

Rol. My Punk side and Prog roots came to a mutually beneficial understanding many years ago. Thanks for checking out the tune, I'm sure there'll be more to follow once the album appears.

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