Badly Drawn Boy Disillusion Twisted Nerve
Badly Drawn Boy
Disillusion (Twisted Nerve)
It starts [I]exactly[/I] like [a]ZZ Top[/a]’s ‘Gimme All Your Lovin”.
Then it becomes, briefly, ‘Summer Breeze’ by the Isley Brothers.
Yes, it’s Damon Gough again, up to his mischievous, charming and
consistently wonderful sonic tricks. Longtime mates the Doves are here too
– on bass, guitar and drums – and the overall effect is one of a naively
infectious, giddy afternoon jam session. Like his debut album,
‘Disillusion’ is surprisingly fluid, hooky and accomplished for
Manchester’s most notoriously snafu-ridden musician. For added incentive, he also
takes his Beatles/skiffle affection out for an airing with B-side
‘Bottle Of Tears’, then polishes it all off with the ultra-noisy,
self-explanatorily titled ‘Wrecking The Stage’. Superb stuff.