Sunday, December 16, 2007

Died Pretty - Doughboy Hollow

In late 1989, the group records their final Beggars Banquet/Blue Mosque album, 'Doughboy Hollow', in Sydney at Trafalgar Studios where they have cut the bulk of their records. This time, looking for a more organic sound, they enlist the English producer/engineer Hugh Jones (Echo and the Bunnymen, Kitchens Of Distinction) and in the process the band takes a quantum leap. The melodic subtleties which always suggested themselves in previous albums are brought to the fore, producing a spacious grandeur unparalleled even by the standards of this extraordinary group. Ronald's howls, yelps and croonings weave amongst melodic guitar torrents, whilst bass player Clark and drummer Welsh create a rhythmic roller coaster, full of sudden peaks and valleys. After recording, Brisbanite Robbie Warren replaces Steve Clark on bass.


Anonymous said...

Thank you bruce for all these wonderfull records!

bruce said...

My pleasure say tuned I have many more

cheers bruce