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Chappaquiddick Skyline
Chappaquiddick Skyline

Label Sub Pop
Erstveröffentlichung 03.07.2000
Format CD
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 7,95 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Nachdem sich die allseits beliebten Scud Mountain Boys auflösten, machte Ober-Scud Joe Pernice in eher poppigerer Grundausrichtung mit seinem Bruder als Pernice Brothers weiter.
Aber so ganz kann er von seiner Vergangenheit nicht lassen, denn unter dem Namen Chappaquiddick Skyline hat er ein Album eingespielt, welches sowohl an die Boys (weniger countryesk) als auch an die Brothers (irgendwie dunkler) erinnert. Wie in alten Scuds-Tagen hat er die 8-Spur-Bandmaschine rausgekramt, diverse Brothers und Freunde (John Crooke von Jolene singt und spielt auf 5 Tracks) um sich geschart.
Trotz minimaler Technik klingen auch diese Aufnahmen einfach erstklassig und sehr filigran. 11 eigene Songs und eine Coverversion von New Order´s „Leave Me Alone“ (!).

Review

“…full of exquisite, beautifully crafted, classic American pop, but this time sparer, slower and even more affecting. All 12 tracks are gems.” (MOJO)
“Chappaquiddick Skyline is ex-Scud Mountain Boy Joe Pernice, who has taken some time off from his duties in the Pernice Brothers to make a real heartbreaker of a record. The songwriter still pens knockout set pieces that convey both despair and yearning. One of his loveliest compositions, "The Two Of You Sleep," is a fragile lullaby in which he observes the after-party dozing of a couple. But Pernice doesnþt wrap these sketches in the kind of effervescent melodies and arrangements that marked the Brothersþ Overcome By Happiness. With the aid of a few of his siblings, he centers these songs around acoustic strumming, which is embellished with spare keyboards, whispery percussion and electric guitars hung gracefully on adagio melodies. Perniceþs voice is used as a seductive storytelling instrument and hints that the albumþs pop inspiration comes from sources older than its more obvious touchstones, Brian Wilson and the Eagles. When Perniceþs breathy, lush tenor exhales such lines as "One day my love is only going to bring you rain," youþll be tempted to think of the cool, confessional delivery of Chet Baker, or the work of that other poet of the wee small hours, Frank Sinatra.” (CMJ)