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The Man With the Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar

Peter Case

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Album Review

Exceptional songs and musical guests, including Ry Cooder and members of Los Lobos and Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, make this pricey import CD of Peter Case's second solo release a worthwhile purchase, especially for serious collectors and fans. Favorites "Travelin' Light," "Two Angels," and "Put Down the Gun" first appeared on this 1989 album. Unfortunately, for its considerable cost, the 2001 international reissue doesn't include any unreleased tunes or packaging surprises.

Customer Reviews

Nothing Short of Amazing

There are so many great songs on this album, and it has a great title. Charlie James is a wonderful, hanuting tune that has a some wonderful minor chord construction in that gives it a slightly sinister feel. Put Down The Gun has some wonderful guitar work and lyrics. Entella Hotel is a great slow-paced tune with some wonderful picking and a cool melody. Finally, Poor Old Tom is an amazing story song that has some wonderfully dark imagery and a surprising story resolution. Case is a great instrumentalist and songwriter, but this stuff is much different than his Plimsouls stuff. Delightfulyl quirky but a very nice listen. His best solo work in my opinion

Biography

Born: April 5, 1954 in Buffalo, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After his tenure in the proto-power pop band the Nerves, and following the dissolution of his early-'80s Los Angeles rock & roll band the Plimsouls, Peter Case launched a career as an influential American singer/songwriter specializing in fingerpicked acoustic guitar and redemptive story songs about society's outcasts and drifters, delivered in a uniquely soulful folk-rock style. Case's secret weapon is his powerhouse voice; combined with his imaginative and visionary songwriting and his ability...
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