Ted Pearce & The Nomadic Farmers - Ted Pearce & The Nomadic Farmers

Sunday 1st August 1999
Ted Pearce & The Nomadic Farmers - Ted Pearce & The Nomadic Farmers

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
RRP: £16.99

Reviewed by Kwaku

Looking at  the sleeve before playing this you'd be forgiven for expecting roots music or bluegrass, or something equally cornball, as a figure looking remarkably like a scarecrow looks through a waist-high cornfield with a guitar on his back. And then there's the name; I mean, where's the straw-chewing hick characters on this thang?  Amazingly, what comes out of the speakers is some very reasonable rock music indeed. 'Through It All' is a bluesy opus recounting the events of the first Good Friday, 'Papa Said' is full of crunchy guitar riffs as Ted and his chums exhort us to come to the open arms of the Father, and 'High On Jesus' is a twangy acoustic lolloper comparing the temporary experience of drugs and booze with the lasting effects of 'getting stoned on the Rock'. These Texans are very able musos indeed, with blues harp, acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and whatnot going 10 the dozen. Great fun.

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Posted by Trevor Kirk in Stoke-on-Trent @ 23:31 on Nov 21 2012

Forgive the lateness of this, but I seem to recall that I reviewed this album for CR back in the day - and I'm still playing it .....

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