Ashamed

Ashamed

by Suffering and the Hideous Thieves
     
 
Imagine if Nick Cave were less entranced with the horror-stricken depths of his own voice and if the Bible were more to him than a source from which to plunder striking lyrical imagery. The result might sound something like Jason Suffering (oh please, please, say that that's his real last name) and his band. Sonically, Suffering's songs are

Overview

Imagine if Nick Cave were less entranced with the horror-stricken depths of his own voice and if the Bible were more to him than a source from which to plunder striking lyrical imagery. The result might sound something like Jason Suffering (oh please, please, say that that's his real last name) and his band. Sonically, Suffering's songs are raw but not especially harsh, and are often quite spare without ever sounding stark. Sometimes, as on the surprisingly pretty "Dora," they're written in waltz time; sometimes, as on the attractively weird "Don't You Stop Believing," they involve elegantly quirky vocal effects; and sometimes, as on the clanky "Sleeping," they're instrumentals. Lyrically, this guy seemingly has got emotional problems, spiritual quandaries, and a deeply strange sense of humor. Only Jason Suffering would tack the word "honey" onto the end of a couplet like "You will know what it's like to die alone/When all hope is lost within," and when he talks about the blood "running straight to me," you can be pretty sure that it's not a typo.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2005
Label:
Lujo Records
UPC:
0751937271123
catalogNumber:
32

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suffering and the Hideous Thieves   Primary Artist
E. Morris   Piano,Keyboards
Kory Kruckenberg   Noise,Sounds
Kevin Laurence Barrans   Organ,Percussion,Accordion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
B. Barrans   Vocals
G. Tull-Esterbrook   Bass Guitar,Hand Clapping
A. Merkl   Guitar
J. Suffering   Vocals
J. Cuplin   Clarinet,Guitar,Saxophone
O. Isadora   Vocals
J. Spalding   Guitar
S. Warren   Violin,Vocals,Sampling,Loops
E. Morris   Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Mell Dettmer   Engineer
Kory Kruckenberg   Engineer
K. Kruckenberg   Sound Effects
S. Warren   Sound Effects

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