Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Album of the Day

Tall Blonde Helicopter, by Francis Dunnery (1995): I got this disc back in the days after Phil Collins left Genesis, as Dunnery (ex-frontman of It Bites) was mentioned as a possible replacement (vocally, anyway). Based on this album, it would have been an interesting match. It's mostly singer/songwriter style stuff, but it's very good. Dunnery has a distinctive voice that adds a lot of character to the songs and whips out some terrific lyrics (i.e., the description of his alter ego as having "stealth bomber timing and an overdub's voice"). There's also a really nice cover of Cat Stevens's "Father and Son." Highly recommended.

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