Send The Beggar - Send The Beggar

Wednesday 1st April 1998
Send The Beggar - Send The Beggar
Send The Beggar - Send The Beggar

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Rustproof RRD7005
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

First track in and the purchaser would probably be thinking is this worth the search and import price? 'Tangled With The Error" is okay alternative rock and in fact features a nifty guitar riff but in truth it doesn't appear that different from a thousand similar tracks struggling to register now that the alternative/modem rock floodgates have opened. It's the next song, a moody, haunting 'Tuesday Afternoon", sung to a girl who'd put a love affair on the throne where only God's holy love should be that begins to bit home. It's no fluke. "When You're Gone" has another wistful lilt and another imaginative lyric with some memorable images about the transitory nature of our three score years and 10 and another demonstration that the band's lead singer/composer Matt Bradley is a songwriter of the finest quality. If you're crazy over the recent wonderful Smalltown Poets album and wonder whether there are any more guitar bands with consummate songsmiths in tow the answer is yes.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Annamaria in Iowa @ 23:15 on Jan 10 2007

I have their CD, and, all in all, it's pretty good. The lyrics, though, are like, way different from what you hear. It's obvious their jacket budget was a little stretched because all the words are squished together.

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