Album Review: The Piney Gir Country Roadshow – Jesus Wept (Damaged Goods)


Bloated try-hard lyrics and songs without vitality - Jesus would indeed weep

If you’re gonna write [b]Springsteen[/b]-esque paeans to runnin’ away (‘[b]40 Days & Nights[/b]’) or sing lines like “[i]Why can’t mankind just get along[/i]?” (‘[b]Master/Mistress[/b]’) or, indeed, call your third album ‘[b]Jesus Wept[/b]’, you need to do it with some fuckin’ [i]vigour[/i]. And there’s no vigour here. At all. What there is, is a relentless backdrop of the sort of insipid, beige cunt-ree music that gives country music a bad name, and lots of passionless drivel on the top. When Miss Gir sings, “[i]I went to your funeral just to check you were dead[/i]” (on ‘[b]I’m Better Off Without A Piece Of A Shell Of A Man[/b]’), you feel nothing.

[b]Hamish McBain[/b]

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