Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mark & The Pentones 2011 We Only Drink At Work

Genre: Blues
Rate: 175 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:19:36
Size: 101,39 MB

United States

On this 11-track CD, recorded live at The Funky Pirate, Penton and band mates Eddie Christmas (drums, percussion) and Thomas McDonald (bass, backup vocals) offer up a smooth mix of slow bluesy numbers and lively up-tempo arrangements. They are, in most cases, long enough for all three musicians to stretch their musical legs and display their respective talents. And, in addition to being an extraordinarily gifted musician and vocalist, Penton is also an accomplished songwriter with four cleverly worded original compositions. “Sunday Funnies,” the opening track, likens the song’s protagonist to a comic strip character (“I feel like a joke / I spend all my money and you love me till I’m broke”). Nicely done covers include “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” Neil Young’s “Old Man,” a medley of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and The Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post,” and a medley of classic Mardi Gras Indian songs (“Big Chief,” “Hey Pocky Way” and “Treme Song”). And, if “Don’t Leave Nothing Behind”—another Penton original—doesn’t convince you that he is one of the best guitarists around, nothing will. His solo at the song’s end is a killer! (Dean M. Shapiro)


01 - Sunday Funnies 04:51

02 - Sneaking Sally Through The Alley 05:30

03 - I Earned The Right (To Sing The Blues) 04:43

04 - End Of The World 04:41

05 - Immigrant Song - Whipping Post 15:10

06 - Old Man 08:50

07 - Big Chief - Hey Pocky Way - Tremé Song 14:21

08 - Willin' 05:20

09 - Going Back To Louisiana 04:29

10 - Don't Leave Nothing Behind 05:22

11 - Saint James Infirmary 06:19

Gamble for more Mark & The Pentones


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