Vic Chesnutt - At the cut

spidermix38 By spidermix38, 20th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The last testimony album from one of the greatest songwriter.


Some people are carrying all the pain in the world inside.And,some,are,even make songs about their own pain.Vic was that kind of guy.He sings about all the pain in the world,but,specially,about his personal pain.If you don't know what i mean,check some photo on Vic.Well,now few words about this album.This album Vic make when he was in terrible pain,actually,before this album,he alredy try to take his own life few times.All this pain ,and,despair,are,lying on this one.From the first song,with epic title "Coward",you realise that this is testimony of one hurt soul.
When he sing:
"The courage of the coward
Is greater than all others
A scaredy-cat'll scratch 'im
If you back 'im in a corner"
- you must feel some sorrow,but,that sorrow will end up in some powerful crescendo,with a little help of his collaborators from "Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra".
Misery,and,dark lyrics,would not bring any hope,and,those dark thinking will end up in "Flirted With You All My Life",a song that is not love song,as you may think,but,a song that brings all his attempt to make suicide.
But,that attempts will finally make success on December 2009,when he die from an overdose of muscle relaxants.And,this album will become monument of his life,and,his attempt to be good person,no matter how painful life he lived.
Maybe he wrote his own epitaph on lyrics from song "When The Bottom Fell Out" ,when he sing:
"When the bottom fell out, observers heard me shout
So long, it's been good to know you
But when I finally smash into that vertin grass
I will say it's been pretty great going"
All in all,this is not regular pop/rock album.This is masterpiece of modern music from one of the greatest poet on this time.


Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra, Vic Chesnutt

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