Brian Henry Hooper - The Thing About Women

Brian Henry Hooper - The Thing About Women
Brian Henry Hooper - The Thing About Women
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): BANG! (LP36)
Special Attributes: Gatefold Cover, Ltd Edition of 500 copies
Release Date: 2007
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"This album is the result of the cooperation between Brain Hooper (Beasts Of Bourbon, Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, Voyeurs) and Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Birthday Party) backed by members of Beasts Of Bourbon & Drones. This album has been considered as a classic already." (

There are no outright rockers in the collection - they're mostly bluesy ballads and the closest "The Thing..." gets to up tempo is "Drug Day", a tale of gentle resignation. Producer Skritch has done a fine job of imparting a late night, intimate feel that suits the introspection of the songs. It's more about textured sounds than aural assault - and sometimes that works just as well. The playing is first-class with a real ensemble feel.
These tales of lost love, brooding and looming or realised tragedy are obviously deeply personal which makes them all the more powerful, while Hooper nails the vocal part throughout and isn't afraid to take on the challenges that a song like "Just Cause You Wish It" presents (extracted from

Track List

A1 Oh Brother        
A2 Again And Again        
A3 Get Away        
A4 The Thing About Women        
A5 I Walked You Home        

B1 Just Cause You Wish It        
B2 Rough Diamond        
B3 Better Out Than In        
B4 Drug Day        
B5 I Really Love You Hate You        
B6 I Wanted To 

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