May 16, 2009

The Penny Black Remedy: No One's Fault But Your Own

The Penny Black Remedy
photo: Dio van der Veen

The Penny Black Remedy are finally releasing their debut album. No One's Fault But Your Own. Some tracks have been making the rounds for a little over two years, but have been re-recorded. 95 Charing Cross Road has been augmented by a cheerful brass section and an extended harmonica solo. Singer Keith Thomson now sounds like a cooler version of Neil Diamond, sporting a hat and a moustache like Lemmy of Motörhead.

No One's Fault But Your Own is an album that would have been a smash in the politicized late Seventies and early Eighties. Anthems about the state of things were all the rage then. There is sadness lurking beneath all the songs, especially in the country-esque The First Time I Saw Angels and I Won't Argue When I'm Dead, but The Penny Black Remedy are here to get the party started against all odds.

The Penny Black Remedy:
Keith Thomson: vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica
Marijana Radcliffe: vocals, percussion
Steve Nelson: bass, vocals
Wilco van Eijk: drums, vocals

No One's Fault But Your Own is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website. Release date: May 18th.

Tracks:
  1. 95 Charing Cross Road
  2. Don't Count On Us
  3. Come Back When You Have More Ambition
  4. You Have Wasted Your Life, Now Please Stop Wasting Your Money
  5. The First Time I Saw Angels
  6. I Won't Argue When I'm Dead
  7. Hit Hard, Aim Low
  8. I Used To Have Such Nice Dreams
  9. Bring Back Brando
  10. Gypsy Hospital Death Match

» thepennyblackremedy.com
» myspace.com/pennyblackremedy

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