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Distorted Ghost

Sparklehorse Distorted Ghost EP(Odeon)

Distorted Ghost

Sparklehorse



Distorted Ghost EP(Odeon)


An apt title for this collection of revisions, versions and spare bits and pieces from Mark Linkous and his cantankerous mates - Grandaddy's fuzzy, dysfunctional country cousins. The tone here is cheerier in general than '98's fine, mordant, shit-I-nearly-died 'Good Morning Spider' album, with three out of six song titles featuring the word 'happy'. Could be a ruse, mind, given the standout is two-and-a-half minutes of delicate fatalism called 'Waiting For Nothing' and that Linkous claims, in the exuberant remix of 'Happy Man', "I woke up in a horse's stomach one foggy morning". Not that much fun, realistically.

JOHN MULVEY

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