CD Review - Paul Thorn - Pimps and Preachers

Ben1976 By Ben1976, 14th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A CD Review of Pimps and Preachers by singer songwriter Paul Thorn.

CD Review

CD Review – Paul Thorn – Pimps and Preachers –

Perpetual Obscurity Records

The thirteen original tracks on Paul Thorn’s latest release – ‘Pimps and Preachers’ finds the singer-songwriter and guitarist in fine company. The genres touch on blues, funk, some light jazz, as well as looking at a wide range of lyric concerns. His pleasingly careworn voice mixes well with a rhythm section of drummer Jeffrey Perkins and bassist Doug Kahan, whilst pleasing colour, textures and solos are provided by the swirling B3 organ of Michael Graham and slide guitarist Bill Hinds. The arrangements are all pleasing to the ear, although there is no sense of the unexpected, and at many times it sticks too closely to the middle of the road, although songs such as ‘I Don’t Like Half the People I love’, ‘Pimps and Preachers’ and ‘Tequila is Good for the Heart’ have a lot of life to them, and would work well in the live arena, which is where music of this quality is shown to its best advantage. All in all, it is a fine album, with songs and solos that reward further listening and Paul Thorn and his band should be proud to have this release in their back-catalogue.


Blues, Music, Singer Songwriter

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