Shining Hours in a Can
Download links and information about Shining Hours in a Can by East River Pipe. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 57:44 minutes.
|Artist:||East River Pipe|
|Genre:||Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist|
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|1.||Make a Deal with the City||2:57|
|2.||My Life Is Wrong||3:20|
|5.||Axl or Iggy||5:24|
|10.||When Will Your Friends All Disappear?||2:55|
|13.||Times Square Go-Go Boy||3:19|
|14.||She's a Real Good Time||4:07|
|16.||Hide My Life Away from You||3:06|
Here's a reissue of Fred Cornog's first LP, a collection of his early singles originally self-released on his little Hell Gate label plus other early tracks. It's the perfect look-back. Recording alone in his economical Astoria, Queens apartment with a basic Tascam 388 mini-studio using "two guitars, an old Gibson bass, a Yamaha YS200 keyboard, a Peavey 50 amp, a couple effects pedals and a drum machine," Cornog initially seems like just another home demo bozo. That is until one actually spins the singles and a rare artisan emerges from this humble hiding place. The work of someone who overcame post-childhood trauma that led to alcoholism and homelessness, Cornog invested that mental fragility into his words and sighing singing. Yet the music itself was as enthusiastic and often quietly dreamy, optimistic counterpoint! You see it best in the urban-survivalist manifesto opener, "Make a Deal With the City," and similar anticipatory glee of "Happy Town," or the simple, "She's a Real Good Time." But it's also there in the more gritty Big Apple realism of "Times Square GoGo Boy" (covered by For Against on Shelflife), "Firing Room" and "When Will Your Friends All Disappear." Plus, Firing Room's consistent tunes has made it such a favorite for covers, such as his best hook, "Psychic Whore."