Boomslang | Bloody Tales From the Suburbs

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Bloody Tales From the Suburbs

by Boomslang

Acoustic-based rock with an aggressive, rhythmic edge.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Won't Shed A Tear
4:04 album only
2. Butterfly Kiss
3:13 album only
3. The Next Sound You Hear
4:10 album only
4. Uninvited
2:32 album only
5. Beautiful Girl
3:55 album only
6. Alone
4:13 album only


Album Notes
Boomslang is an acoustic rock power trio: Karen Davis on vocals and guitar, Kevin Hummel on bass and John Hummel on drums. Karen's aggressive, percussive, double-time rhythm guitar style has been compared to that of Pete Townshend. Kevin's thick, melodic bass lines complements her playing with solid grooves and musical counter-points. John's solid drumming supports the tunes, as well as punctuating them with incredible fills. Karen's powerful rangy voice tops this off. She conveys every emotion from anger to loneliness.

Won't Shed A Tear is a pro-death-penalty rant, inspired by Karen's too-close proximity to 'felons-in-training'. It's a dark,driving folk-rock tune with a Motown-inflectd bass line locked up with the steady snare and the guitar.

Butterfly Kiss is a cheery little country-flavored rant-and-rave about the pain of dating. It begins softly enough in the verse, but explodes into a screed of a chorus with Karen belting "Hate you, hate me..." over double time guitars.

Inspiration for The Next Sound You Hear came from the Columbine shootings. It is a mid-tempo meditation on the progression from violence to loneliness/alienaion back to violence. The strong vocal hook and dramatic drum fills in the chorus make the song cook.

Uninvited is a double-time guitar rocker about the mental blankness that settles over abuse survivors. Sudden stops and chops pop up through-out the rhythmically complex number. Karen, Kevin and John lock up tight and drive the tune straight ahead.

Beautiful Girl brings us lightning-quick double time guitar that would make Pete Townshend proud. It's complemented by an sensual hypno-bass-line and brutal tribal drumming. The lyrics, sung in a modal melody, concern the myriad bizarrities of growing up black, middle-class, female and Catholic. The chorus straightens out and rocks simply, with an undulating melody for "Beautiful girl, all you need to be is a beautiful girl..."

Alone closes Bloody Tales. It's meditative and ethereal at the beginning, but transmutes in the chorus with John Entwistle/Chris Squire-like bass dive bombs and rocked out drums.



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