Saturday, May 19, 2012
CHRIS REA / God's Great Banana Skin (1992)
Rea delivers his usual brand of slick, moody guitar, soft piano, blues rock on this album. Coupled with his distinctive dusky vocals it’ll fill you with old-man tranquillity, or induce a comatose state very quickly. If you’re in the former camp, there are some quality tracks that will sit comfortably on a Best Of... compilation; the title track alone makes it worth a purchase. It’s half great, and half boring. Hooray for the skip track button.
Note: Album is not available for purchase in the USA. Tough luck! Some tracks made it on the US version of Espresso Logic (1993) though.
Songs of Note: God's Great Banana Skin; Soft Top, Hard Shoulder
2½ fruit allegories out of 5