Friday, April 13, 2012

Crime & The City Solution - Just South of Heaven

Mute [1985]

This is way too good.

CCS was the Australian dirgerock super-group comprised of the enigmatic Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, Harry Howard (Rowland's little brother), and Epic Soundtracks (Swell Maps). The groups was fronted by Tom Waits/ Nick Cave impersonator Simon Bonney. The music is EXACTLY what you would expect by reading that lineup. This early mini-album is a little bit goth, a little bit blues, and a lot a bit fucked.
Rowland's signature jangle is a force...