yeah obviously richard davies is miles ahead of eric matthews, or at least he was, but he hasn't done anything interesting in 15 years so another record like his last few is not to be anticipated is it?
― keythhtyek, Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's out. I like it ok and the last track is pretty cool. Always have to wait with Davies to see how things shake out. They fucked with the tracks that leaked, and not for the better. I like earlier Kal much better. Less reverb, harder edged, vocals more up front. New version is still ok. Some people may like the new one more, depending on what Davies they like best...
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3495149/04%20Kal.mp3 [older version]
Still think Love Like Rain is pretty great Davies doing GbV.
― dlp9001, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 04:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
the cardinal/moles guy is playing here solo. might go. should i? the ever lovable bob fay is opening up so that's nice. and happy jawbone family band which is always fun for the whole family. we'll see...
― scott seward, Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cardinal Spring Tour:
05.10 • Plough & Stars (Boston, MA)05.11 • Littlefields (Brooklyn, NY)05.12 • The Flywheel (Easthampton, MA)05.13 • The Rotunda (Philadelphia, PA)05.14 • Strange Matter (Richmond, VA)05.15 • The Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC)
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
In the tradition set before them by many studio greats, Matthews will not be a part of the live equation. "It's hard for me to contemplate a live version that doesn't involve eight of me running around playing multiple instruments," he admits. "Even then, playing live has never really been something that interests me in the way that it does Richard. So, while I will look forward to our intense creative partnership continuing on the recording side, I support the decision to play these songs for our fans, even if I won't be there on stage to do so."
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know what Davies is like live
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
And not too many others here must know either
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
i just saw him in March. he was... ok. very affable, and charmingly self-deprecating. his young back-up band was very underwhelming / under-rehearsed. they played several songs from the new Cardinal lp, but they were very different--straight guitars/bass/drums.
i saw him do a solo set opening for Tobin Sprout in 2000 which was fanstastic. just him and an acoustic guitar; did an early version of 'Kal'. kinda makes me wish he'd stick to that format. nonetheless he's an oddly compelling talent.
― nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw him years ago, I think after Telegraph. Then, his band was pretty tight, but I wouldn't say it was a mind-blowing show. I don't see him as the kind of person who puts on mind-blowing shows, though I've always wished that video of the Moles might surface, because it seems like they might have been mind-blowing but I'm not sure.
― dlp9001, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw Davies in NYC in '98 - notable for being the night I first met Gail O'Hara and for being briefly introduced to another pop hero of mine, Kurt Ralske. I don't recall much about the show...I think I was ill...
― Michael Jones, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:11 (1 year ago) Permalink