Sideshow

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Toughened and tightened through nearly three years of touring which yielded a handful of excellent live albums available through their website, Twinemen's sophomore studio disc seems more mature and comfortable than the band's debut. Singer/guitarist Laurie Sargent is better integrated and is more relaxed in her role as frontwoman/singer
hythm guitarist. Songs such as the sensuous "In My Head" perfectly offset Dana Colley's magnificent baritone sax against Sargent's husky vocals. The sound has expanded to include subtle use of vibraphone, organ, kalimba and lap steel that occasionally add depth, but never clutter their characteristically ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Toughened and tightened through nearly three years of touring which yielded a handful of excellent live albums available through their website, Twinemen's sophomore studio disc seems more mature and comfortable than the band's debut. Singer/guitarist Laurie Sargent is better integrated and is more relaxed in her role as frontwoman/singer
hythm guitarist. Songs such as the sensuous "In My Head" perfectly offset Dana Colley's magnificent baritone sax against Sargent's husky vocals. The sound has expanded to include subtle use of vibraphone, organ, kalimba and lap steel that occasionally add depth, but never clutter their characteristically spare approach. Reedman Colley blows serious Paul Butterfield-styled harp and takes lead vocals on the bluesy "The Definition of Truth." His slightly distorted talking voice is reminiscent of their late Morphine leader Mark Sandman. The steamy ballad "Twilight" brings all the elements together in one of the group's finest and most poetically passionate tunes. The carnival atmosphere suggested by the album's title and artwork is reflected in "The Circle," a dancehall-styled closer complete with overdubbed "found" vocals. The band ventures into edgy, almost avant-garde territory with the gruff "Saturday," the disc's most challenging and least melodic track that features distorted talking from Colley but never quite finds its groove. The group's Morphine background arises in "Speed of Light," a typically dark and ominous tune that shows how effectively the band takes their roots and twists them into a different but unique form. Although they will never totally break away from their success as the nucleus of Morphine, Sideshow proves that Twinemen have plenty of room to explore fresh, innovative territory without severing or minimizing their ties to the past.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2005
  • Label: Kufala
  • UPC: 185524000016
  • Catalog Number: 89

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wishers (4:49)
  2. 2 I Slept Through It (4:45)
  3. 3 In My Head (5:14)
  4. 4 St. Benedict's Marching Band (0:11)
  5. 5 The Definition of Truth (5:15)
  6. 6 Twilight (5:24)
  7. 7 Speed of Light (4:42)
  8. 8 Saturday (5:07)
  9. 9 Little Ones (1:01)
  10. 10 A Little Strange (4:29)
  11. 11 The Circle (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Twinemen Primary Artist
Kevin Barry Lap Steel Guitar
Dana Colley Organ, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Bass Clarinet, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals, Kalimba, Vibes, hooter, Wurlitzer, Glasses, Group Member
Billy Conway Organ, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Stuart Kimball Bass, Vocals
Dennis Brennan Vocals
Andrew Mazzone Bass
Technical Credits
Dana Colley Composer, Staff
Billy Conway Composer
Tom Dube Engineer
Stuart Kimball Composer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Andrew Mazzone Composer
Twinemen Composer, Producer
John Overstreet Engineer
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