Gavin Friday - The Dead Arose And Appeared To Many

“16 years since his last album, it’s time to salute anti-hero Gavin Friday, who returns fittingly, at a time of upheaval, of political chaos, and of spiritual, financial and moral bankruptcy. Ireland is a very different place to the country Shag Tobacco was recorded in, and the intervening decade and a half coincided with a…

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shag tobacco i have ordinary addictions i’ve outgrown the ways of the street and the nightshade hey! goodnight ladies… ladies bye bye. iwork odd hours, get home late most nights she’s upstairs, I’m downstairs, drinking coffee in the kitchen spoon in the sugar, knife in the butter… i want you. do you love me? say…

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NME (August 19, 1995) 7 (out of 10) – …the best work that Friday has put down on record for years; while some of it harks nostalgically to early-’80s electronic cabaret…the album…fits in with such ’90s defining sounds as Portishead or Tricky. Friday creates a more ominous vibe, part `Cabaret’, part Cabaret Voltaire… Melody Maker…

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I Want To Live When I look into your sad blue eyes, they whisper, love’s been and gone… it’s the end of the line, we’re wasting our time I kiss you goodbye, now I can’t believe I ever said that I would die for you, your eyes do more than kill… I want to live.…

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Q Magazine (April 1992) “Echoes Bowie’s panoramic dazzle, filterend through the cheesier bump’n’grind of other ’74 icons like Jobriath, David Essex and Lou Reed’s Berlin with the suavity of Cole Porter. There’s no rehash of camp aesthetics here, but rather a cache of vignettes crammed with opulent details like Saint Divine’s soul shimmer and flamenco…

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NME – Gavin Martin (May 27th, 1989) ‘Eschewing currently fashionable national musical traits – Celtic roots revivalism and anthemic rock pride – ‘Each Man’ doesn’t sound the way a major Irish album of ’98 is. But a major album it is. The cabaret waltzes and orchestrated vignettes pursue Friday’s grand tangle of themes – the…

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Each man kills the thing he loves Each man kills the thing he loves, by each let this be heard. Some do it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss, the brave man with a sword. Some kill their love when they are young, some when…

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