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Green Suede Shoes


Download links and information about Green Suede Shoes. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:05:11 minutes.

Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:05:11
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No. Title Length
1. Green Suede Shoes (Black 47) 4:01
2. My Love is in New York (Black 47) 4:19
3. Bobby Sands MP (Black 47) 6:01
4. Change (Black 47) 6:14
5. Czechoslovakia (Black 47) 4:09
6. Brooklyn Girls (Black 47) 4:14
7. Gerty's Farewell (Black 47) 0:45
8. Vinegar Hill (Black 47) 6:27
9. Sam Hall (Black 47) 4:51
10. Walk All the Days (Black 47) 4:04
11. Five Points (Black 47) 2:47
12. Rory (Black 47) 3:08
13. Forty Deuce (Black 47) 6:37
14. Mo Bhrón (Black 47) 3:34
15. Green Suede Shoes (Instrumental Version) [Acoustic Version] (Black 47) 4:00



These guys get slagged plenty in the regular press, but Black 47 can be one of the most exciting rock & roll bands around when they've got their Irish mojo workin'. Granted, Larry Kirwan simply cannot sing, and piper Chris Byrne is both the world's best and the world's worst Irish reggae toaster. But the rest of the band cooks simply and mightily, goosing the traditional jigs and reels that make up most of its melodic repertoire with R&B, hip-hop and reggae riddims. Since Kirwan is a playwright, his songs tend to be stories. Since they're stories, they tend to be long, but since they're mostly good stories, you don't tend to notice so much. "Czechoslovakia" is a hysterical mail-order bride tale sung over "Merrily Kiss the Quaker" (a trad number reprised later on as "Gerty's Farewell"); "Forty Deuce" is a tribute to the band's crappy neighborhood; "Bobby Sands MP" is a classic piece of beery historical propaganda, overwrought in the grand tradition. And you haven't lived until you've heard Chris Byrne chant his account of a cop killed in the line of duty, toasting in first person over a churning, dancehall reggae beat ("To the junkies, the Yuppies, Ice-T and the whores/I bid you all a slan agus beannacht"). Sure, the title track is goofy wordplay on a par with their previous "Paddy's Got a Brand New Reel," but who's going to hold it against them?