KEN STRINGFELLOW – Danzig in the Moonlight

January 01, 1970

(Spark & Shine)
www.sparkandshine.com
Given the on-again,off-again status of his day job with the Posies (and the end of both Big Star and R.E.M.), a solo offering from Ken Stringfellow provides a welcome return. Recorded in Brussels with international assistance, this, his fourth individual outing, finds him reaching beyond his power pop inclinations via some atmospheric intrigue.
“Pray,” with its lead vocal from The Head & The Heart’s Charity Rose Thielen, sounds like
something lifted from Al Green’s repertoire, while the soft samba of “Superwise,” the psychedelic suggestion of “Jesus Was an Only Child” and the homespun musings of “110 or 220V” vary the MO to unexpected extremes. Conversely, the relatively straightforward “Even the Forgers Were Left Fingering the Fakes” and the rolling accordion serenade “You’re the Gold” offer the most immediate connection. Nevertheless, Danzig in the Moonlight represents a bold step forward.
DOWNLOAD: “Pray,” “Jesus Was an Only Child”  -LEE ZIMMERMAN

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