Thursday, September 28, 2006
Har De Har Har
Munly shoulders the tired-and-dull country/punk routine but embellishes it with a fresh, ragged pop approach (
Chutzpa), and then there are those other times, when he's veering this close to the wretched excess of mid-80's roots rock bands, performing songs about mountain stills and hoedowns ( Seven Warts On Pa's Belly). Throw in the occasional violin, and you've got the reason an entire generation grew up hating Camper Van Beethoven. On a further downside: songs about trains. On the upside: regrettably unique band photos portraying Munly as a skin-and-bones concentration camp victim.