2. everybody gotta go
3. you feel
5. benjamin said
7. (i saw) the signs
|The Dredd Foole catalog is wide
(and deep) and yet this new release manages to carve
another distinct tributary into the swamped landscape.
As the title implies, Songs To Despond Ya
falls on the songwriting end of the Foole Spectrum,
and he takes full advantage of the opportunity to
flesh out his bardic impulse. The results are raw
and immediate, devoid of electronic effects, and
all the more timeless for it. Of course, whether
he's offering up ballads or free-hootin' and -hollerin',
Dredd Foole always tugs at the heart and mind of
anyone receptive enough to leave those doors open
just a crack.
Superb artwork by mjk/hexit.