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Banjo Bones | Failed Ambitions

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Failed Ambitions

by Banjo Bones

Songs of the present in a voice of the past
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Working Man
2:38 $0.99
2. The One-Eyed Man
2:25 $0.99
3. This Isn't Hollywood
3:49 $0.99
4. Nickel & Dime
1:35 $0.99
5. Find My Sleep Again
2:44 $0.99
6. Happy Song
3:52 $0.99
7. The Delicate Art of Revenge
2:11 $0.99
8. Something Real
1:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Failed Ambitions is a sonic parade of odd characters straight out of a Bukowski novel. The album kicks off with a very different take on Rush’s classic Working Man, which sets the tone for songs of belligerent frustration (The One-eyed Man), urban living (Find my Sleep Again), cruel realities (This isn’t Hollywood) and tongue-in-cheek contemplations (Happy Song). The closing number (Something Real) embodies the artist’s dismay at today’s mainstream music industry, as the character drunkenly declares “just give me something real and I’ll sing along.”

The record will appeal to those who enjoy off center songs. Banjo Bones can best be described as a troubadour that sings themes of the present in a voice of the past. The EP is reminiscent of records of the 70s, when the vinyl format dictated fewer songs, the sound was warm an imprecise and there was an underlying urgency to get to the point.

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Henry Davis

Lovin' Banjo Bones
This is a really cool CD. not something to buy if you want to dance, and certainly not an upbeat kind of record. It is more in the vein of introspection. The songs cover tha gammut from rock to blues to jazz to genre bending altogether, but it manages to maintain cohesiveness throughout. I loved The One-Eyed Man and dig the Rush cover Working Man (don't judge it, it is a refreshing and totally different take on the song). All in all, a solid release form a promissing artist.