Chuck Lee Bramlet | Murder of Crows

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Murder of Crows

by Chuck Lee Bramlet

Personal, unflinching and nakedly honest songwriting with arrangements from traditional to loud folk-rock.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Intro
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2. Justified
4:36 $0.99
3. Midnight Sun
3:09 $0.99
4. Dark Train
4:14 $0.99
5. Not My Brother
3:00 $0.99
6. Little Light
4:57 $0.99
7. Pathologic
3:24 $0.99
8. You Were Gone
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9. Only One
3:43 $0.99
10. My Possession
3:30 $0.99
11. Denial
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12. Overloaded
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13. Prisoner
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Album Notes
What a gem! Could sell a couple million copies! This is rock 'n roll in the tradition of Tom Petty and John Fogerty...
Anna McWillie - Editor-in-cheif - NoHo LA

Chuck is an indie songwriter-performer with solid alt-country and roots credentials. A former member of Rebel Train, The Violets, and Gingersol, he has played bass and written songs since age 12, and has an impressive discography as a bandmember and sideman. He has learned his lessons well from his mentors.

Murder of Crows is a blisteringly powerful and personal song cycle centered around connection, alienation, and addiction.
The songs are hypnotic and accessable, but bear up well under repeated listening. "Catchy" is too lightweight a term for this material, but "haunting" fits well. Murder of Crows follows the tradition of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks or Neil Young's Tonight's the Night in songs flowing effortlessly and irresistably from one to another.

Critical raves for previous release POOKS ROAD
A rootsy delight! The songs have a haunting quality to them... An excellent debut...
Ray Gianchetti * Kool Kat Musik - May, 2003

A very rich disc, where intensity like a red thread goes through all the songs...
door Maurice Dielemans - KINDAMUSIK - Twang - Feb 25, 2003

A promising debut and one which bodes well for follow-up "Murder of Crows", work on which is already underway and is due later this year...
Patrick Wilkins - Americana UK - March 2003

Bramlet's lyrics are honest with a subtle anguish delivered with a sound akin to George Harrison or Jeff Lynne. Showcases a musical maturity worth exploring over and over...
Miles of Music - Jan. 2003



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Ray Gianchetti • Kool Kat Musik - May, 2004

First-rate, mid-tempo jangly roots-based pop
Chuck’s sophomore release is another first-rate, mid-tempo jangly roots-based pop extravaganza that was established last year on “Pooks Road”. Will appeal immediately to fans of Tom Petty, Wilco, Son Volt, Peter Bruntnell, etc. We particularly love “Dark Train” which very well could be Chuck Lee’s musical answer to Neil Young’s “The Loner”! Makes an excellent first listen after your weekly dose of Sunday morning mellow pop!

Miles of Music - Apr. 2004

Solidifies his sound with a rootsy, mid-tempo groove that's earthy and vibrant.
The follow-up to Bramlet's debut disc, Pooks Road, makes good on its predecessor's promise. It's no feat to self-record an album that's merely listenable. It's a far greater task to come up with something distinct. He does it on Murder Of Crows. With Bramlet again handling much of the instrumentation, he solidifies his sound with a rootsy, mid-tempo groove that's earthy and vibrant, wrapping his Roger McGuinn-esque vocal with a warm and cozy glow. Several friends help out - including former band-mate Lisa Hayes singing duet on "Not My Brother" - but no one more than Jano Janosik, now of Stewboss, whose steady, sizzling drum work is a stark, blistering presence. One of the album's highlights, "Dark Train", leaves you with a striking feeling of familiarity that leaves you thinking, "What exactly was that?" The final resolve is, "I can't place it, but it sure was cool."


With Murder of Crows, this is one artist who knows his way around a guitar. Drive to the high desert at dusk and his songs are the only ones you would want to listen to. This is one CD that should be in everyone's collection.