H-Wing

H-Wing

by Thin Buckle
     
 
Kevin Hearn seemed to have a good thing going -- a temporary gig with the Barenaked Ladies became permanent just as the band was exploding into the U.S. market -- and then came a diagnosis of leukemia, which caused him to drop everything and fight for his life. Following his recovery, he returned to

Overview

Kevin Hearn seemed to have a good thing going -- a temporary gig with the Barenaked Ladies became permanent just as the band was exploding into the U.S. market -- and then came a diagnosis of leukemia, which caused him to drop everything and fight for his life. Following his recovery, he returned to the Barenaked Ladies and played on albums by Rheostatics and Gordon Downie, but H-Wing is the first time he recorded his own material since that point. It's a very strange album in that it shows two impulses fighting each other -- the mournful "Death Bed Love Letter" is followed by a whimsical song about a "Bonefight at the Museum" ("They've thrown what was left of the tee-ran-a-saurus and Egyptian bowls/It's no fun getting hit in the head with a bone that's a million years old"). The album walks a fine line throughout, and if there's a recurring melancholy throughout it's to be expected. There's still a theme of hope throughout that keeps the album from becoming a bummer.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003023924
catalogNumber:
30239

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thin Buckle   Primary Artist
Dave Bidini   Banjo
Danny Greenspoon   Dobro
Jim Creeggan   Bass,Bowed Bass
Mia Sheard   Background Vocals
MPW   Percussion,Background Vocals
Tim Vesley   Wurlitzer
Chris   Bass,Background Vocals,Kalimba
Leah Salomaa   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeremy Darby   Producer,Engineer
Michael Phillip Wojewoda   Producer
Tyler Stewart   Arranger
Jim Creeggan   Arranger
John Rummen   Art Direction
Danny Clinch   Portrait Photography
Jono Grant   Engineer
Kevin Hearn   Producer,Drawing
Chris Frazer Smith   Programming

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