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To Kill a Mockingbird
     

To Kill a Mockingbird

by The Malchicks
 
Like a '60s girl group gone awfully wrong, like Thee Headcoatees with a surfeit of nostalgia, the Malchicks roll out of the Pretty Things' Cote Basque studio set-up with a 15-song jukebox that was unflinchingly cast within the fires of the British Invasion. From "A

Overview

Like a '60s girl group gone awfully wrong, like Thee Headcoatees with a surfeit of nostalgia, the Malchicks roll out of the Pretty Things' Cote Basque studio set-up with a 15-song jukebox that was unflinchingly cast within the fires of the British Invasion. From "A Taste of Honey" to "Bright Lights Big City," from "I Put a Spell on You" to "Corrina Corrina," the duo of Scarlett Wrench and George Perez take you back to Any Youth Club, Anytown, England, to drive through a repertoire that almost any band you could mention will recognize in a moment; and played on period instrumentation too. "The guitars were older than the band, and the microphones were older than the producer," say the liner notes, although that is not the only reason why To Kill a Mockingbird sounds so fresh and electric. The songs here are alive in a way that modern compositions (and composers) could never imagine, lived in and loved to, and spreading out of the speakers to enfold you with such warmth and depth that it becomes easy to forget that not all new CDs sound like this, not all new music is even half this vibrant. Plus Wrench has a voice that snags your soul in exactly the same way that "girl singers" used to, back in the days when they relished that phrase. Modern music has brought us a lot of great things. But when you listen to the Malchicks, you realize what it lacks. A soul.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Zoho Music
UPC:
0880956071022
catalogNumber:
200710

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Performance Credits

Malchicks   Primary Artist
Arthur Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil May   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Dick Taylor   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar
Arthur Brown   Background Vocals
George Perez   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Mark St. John   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Harp,Vocals
Scarlett Wrench   Percussion,Glockenspiel,Harp,Vocals,Group Member
Scarlett Wrench   Percussion,Piano,Glockenspiel,Harp,Vocals
George Perez   Banjo,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bryn Hoffman   Organ,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mark St. John   Drums,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Various

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Big Joe Williams   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Elizabeth Cotten   Composer
Dick Taylor   Liner Notes
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Roger Davidson   Executive Producer
George Perez   Composer,Liner Notes
Mark St. John   Producer,Mentor
Duncan Taylor Jones   Artwork
Guy Wrench   Artwork
Preston Foster   Composer

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