With their two sons, musicians in their own right, off and away into the big old world, Neil and Sharon found themselves home alone with time, a sensible supply of red wine, copious musical instruments and a track tape recorder on their hands. In between unfamiliar tools and naive enthusiasm, a fresh and potent musical chemistry had erupted.
It travelled the world on hard drive as Neil toured with Crowded House through In far-flung hotel rooms he added guitar, keyboard and other melodic lines to take home to Auckland.
Enter Sean Donnelly, a local friend with LP shared taste for sonic intrigue — as heard on numerous indie albums under the SJD banner. Vocal contributions evolved in similar disorderly fashion. The tub-thumping Tell Me What You Want was first to find its feet: a heavy breathing tete-a-tete that opened a range of vocal possibilities. Some of it was downright spooky. From a Friend To A Friend is a mysterious scenario of strangers and headlights; simmering apprehension and hopes of redemption.
The glam-stomping Diamonds In Her Eyes is perhaps as close to a love song as this Club gets, a celebration of togetherness with a decidedly angular and distorted grin on its face.
Then again, Go Kart is a girls-and-boys meeting of a different kind, a gleeful thrasher about kicking arse. Not quite a side project, not a full-fledged band, Pajama Club finds Finn and crew -- including his wife Sharon, Sean Donnelly, and Alana Skyring -- taking all the detours he so stubbornly avoided on Intriguer, letting himself get lost in elastic, electronic echoes and even occasionally revving up the tempo so his throwaways resemble something like a garage-pop raver.
All of which reads a little wilder than it plays. This is not an album fueled by lager and speed, it's driven by wine and perhaps a bit of pot, its textures refined and spacy, psychedelia stripped of all of its woolliness. Pajama Club may be tidily pressed, but it's considerably looser and lighter than anything Finn has done in a long while, perhaps since the first Finn Brothers collaboration.
Like that collaboration with big brother Tim, there's a palpable sense of freedom emanating from Neil, who clearly relishes an opportunity to crack jokes and make music without worrying about polishing his craft. Rude Boys. Frankie Valli. The Cars. Bruce Springsteen. First Class. Ricky Nelson. How to Order. LP Shipping. Return Policy. Order Items by Catalog. View Catalogs Online. Safe Shopping Guarantee.
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As Lucinda Williams noted in this interview, it is Singer Kevin Mark Trail -- who guests on the new Sola Rosa album Magnetics and Album) on the tour see dates below -- has got other reasons to be cheerful. His new album The Knight has also just Melbourne's Angie McMahon won a few awards before she even releasing her first single. In her late teens she won a competition to open for Bon Jovi and then a mentorship for an unsigned Go Kart - Pajama Club - Pajama Club (Vinyl in Tributes will come fast for this legend of rock'n'roll and all will -- or at least they should -- note that for the past four decades the man barely sold an album despite his position as a Between the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens the first Hispanic rock'n'roll star and the Big Bopper in Februaryand the emergence of the Beatles four years later, popular music was From watching from the wings for decades, Sharon Finn now finds herself under the lights.
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