Friday, January 29, 2010

Retribution Gospel Choir

Kind of a silly review of the second Retribution Gospel Choir, which I really, really liked, but maybe I did a few too many reviews that week. It’s up today at Blurt. Here’s the goofy part:

When Alan Sparhawk switches between Low and Retribution Gospel Choir, does he have to change in a phone booth? It's a fair question, because RGC's louder, wilder sound stands in roughly the same relation to Low as Superman to Clark Kent. It's not that the cape and the lack of glasses will totally fool you either, since there's plenty of Low's suppressed intensity tucked into the crevices. Yet there's a superpowered kick to this second in the series. Sparhawk and company (that's Steve Garrington on bass and Eric Pollard on drums) are leaping over tall stacks of Marshalls, and if they are not faster than speeding bullets, they are awfully damned powerful.


The video for “Hide It Away”

I put “Electric Guitar” on my last mix, too.

1 comment:

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Commercial metal sheen indeed - this album rocks. The last two tracks were quite a pair to end it.