November 19, 2010
Album Review: The Greenhornes - **** (Third Man)
A mind-tweaking knees-up from Craig Fox
7 / 10 [b]Craig Fox[/b], frontman of this Rust Belt garage trio, could make for a fine lead in a Douglas Coupland novel. Since 2002, Fox’s bandmates [b]Patrick Keeler[/b] and [b]Jack Lawrence[/b] have been transported onto a higher plane with [a]The Raconteurs[/a] and [a]The Dead Weather[/a]. But Fox has awoken with a jolt of melody-drenched classic R&B, sounding just as gloriously out of time as he did on ‘[b]Dual Mono[/b]’ eight years ago. What’s changed, in true Coupland fashion, is that this masterclass in amped-up rock and garage inspired by the best ‘The’ bands of the ’60s will be met with a crowd infinitely bigger than last time thanks to [b]Lawrence[/b] and [b]Keeler[/b]. A mind-tweaking knees-up in the second-chance saloon for Fox.
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