Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
Label: 4AD – CAD 3202
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Grey Marble
Released: 07 Feb 2012
Style: Alternative Rock
A1 The Gravedigger’s Song 3:43
A2 Bleeding Muddy Water 6:17
A3 Gray Goes Black 4:10
B1 St Louis Elegy 4:33
B2 Riot In My House 3:53
B3 Ode To Sad Disco 6:23
C1 Phantasmagoria Blues 3:16
C2 Quiver Syndrome 4:03
C3 Harborview Hospital 4:31
D1 Leviathan 4:22
D2 Deep Black Vanishing Train 3:06
D3 Tiny Grain Of Truth 7:07
Recorded At – 11AD
Recorded By – Alain Johannes
Includes coupon for digital download of entire album.
Recorded in Hollywood, California at 11ad studio.
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This is spectacular. It's like a culmination of everything Lanegan's ever done, kinda like Tom Waits' latest was like a run through of everything he'd ever tried all on one album. Blues Funeral has everything you loved from the Trees days, everything from Bubblegum, everything from Scraps...you get the picture.
His voice, his ultimate instrument, gets richer with each passing year, and these songs really stick. They are instantly memorable, they pack a punch; they are, to quote a review of something I read years ago, I can't remember what, a case of instant-just-can't-get-enough. There's even some freaky 80's style new wave thrown in. It's Mark's most confident and intoxicating work in years; that's saying something indeed.
the blues is still there on songs like "Bleeding Muddy Water", "St. Louis Elegy" and "Phantasmagoria Blues", and "Riot In My House" and "Quiver Syndrome" rock as hard as "Sideways In Reverse" or "Driving Death Valley Blues" from Bubblegum. "Grey Goes Black" even seems reminiscent of the early Screaming Trees records. But heavily electronic songs like "Harborview Hospital", "Tiny Grain of Truth", and "Ode to Sad Disco" are equally as beautiful and addictive.
All of these various sounds and influences flow seamlessly though, creating a cohesive album where each song is strong individually, but when listened all the way through in order it becomes something greater, like any great album should do.
Mark Lanegan - The Gravedigger's Song
Mark Lanegan has been a member of Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees and Soulsavers. His solo work focuses on that unmistakable voice, a smoky rich sound that will fill the airwaves on Morning Becomes Eclectic
Mark Lanegan Band - Bleeding Muddy Water (The Echoplex, 2/9/12)
Mark Lanegan Band - Grey goes Black
Mark Lanegan is an American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter.
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Mark Lanegan Band - Phantasmagoria Blues