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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Royal Fingerbowl is the sound of a young, less despondent Tom Waits away from the piano fronting a rock combo. The graveled voice and equally dirty guitar work of Alex McMurray puts grit into this pawn shop fingerbowl. Several different horns, organ and accordion, mostly courtesy the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, enriches nearly every track. Somewhat rural and as much downbeat rock, this album is an unhappy hour soundtrack for the local watering hole where woe and silent wailing needs a background. Royal Fingerbowl's arrangements and song construction dovetails finely with their overt themes of loss, distance and pain.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Royal Fingerbowl is the sound of a young, less despondent Tom Waits away from the piano fronting a rock combo. The graveled voice and equally dirty guitar work of Alex McMurray puts grit into this pawn shop fingerbowl. Several different horns, organ and accordion, mostly courtesy the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, enriches nearly every track. Somewhat rural and as much downbeat rock, this album is an unhappy hour soundtrack for the local watering hole where woe and silent wailing needs a background. Royal Fingerbowl's arrangements and song construction dovetails finely with their overt themes of loss, distance and pain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/1997
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581575028
  • Catalog Number: 5750
  • Sales rank: 161,898

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nothing But Time (3:30)
  2. 2 Manahawkin (6:32)
  3. 3 A Month of Sundays (3:56)
  4. 4 Big Whiskey (4:17)
  5. 5 Ozona, TX (5:44)
  6. 6 The Rosy Fingered Dawn (5:17)
  7. 7 A Fistful of Love (2:10)
  8. 8 My Money (4:30)
  9. 9 Muenchentown (4:41)
  10. 10 Otis Goes Postal (4:50)
  11. 11 Toby (5:51)
  12. 12 Carny Boy (5:12)
  13. 13 Magnets (9:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Royal Fingerbowl Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Group
Keith Anderson Trombone
James Andrews Trumpet
Corey Henry Trombone
Bob Watkins Guitar
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars Track Performer
Ben Ellman Saxophone
Glenn Hartman Organ, Accordion
Andrew Wolf Bass
Jonathan Freilich Guitar
Alex McMurray Guitar, Vocals
Kevin O'Day Drums
Technical Credits
Richard Bird Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Keith Keller Engineer
Trina Shoemaker Engineer
Royal Fingerbowl Producer
Edward ODowd Artwork
Jeff Treffinger Engineer
Alex McMurray Producer
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