Friday, November 1, 2013

CD Review: Pierre de Gaillande's 'Bad Reputation Vol 2'

Pierre de Gaillande
Bad Reputation Vol. 2
Vermillion Records

The quirky, comedic, and spoken wordplay of Frenchman, Pierre de Gaillande, is channeled through the original artist, George Brassens. The folkish melodies are quaint and occasionally punctuated with brass horns, guitars, and drums. The carousel-esque ride of a musical journey begins from the beginning of the first track and all the way to the end of the album. The poetic vocals are somewhat sung, but poetry seems to be Pierre's strong-point. The punchy accordion and light guitar accompaniment showcase a variety of poignant stories in a humorous manner. The eleven songs are soulful and unique. Bad Reputation Vol. 2 should receive a good reputation after each listen. ~ Matthew Forss

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