Denny Carleton | Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Denny Carleton

Folk home tape.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. I Saw Stacy On Tv
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2. Alone in the Universe
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3. Feel the Fullness of the Music
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4. Don't Take It Too Seriously
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5. I Think We're Going to Make It
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6. What Are You Trying to Say?
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7. If I Had a Bride
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8. Some Men Do It in Churches
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9. Irish Lullaby
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10. When I Was a Young Man
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Between A Rock and a Hard Place REVIEW REVIEW-BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Ritchie Unterberger All Music Guide


---There's nothing trendy about Carleton's home tapes, even in the lo-fi world. This not lo-fi in a sense that makes it hard to listen to.The music is tuneful, personal, folky rock, with a likably grainy, yearning quality to the vocals.

Lyrics have a plaintive, hopeful quality, and are slightly eccentric: what is one to make, for instance, of the line "Some men do it in churches, some men do it by tearing butterflies in half"?

Denny's idiosyncratic pop has a consistent warmth and sincerity, and his vocals have a quavering direct quality that one finds in Roger Mcguinn and a young David Bowie.

This tape could benefit from better production, but maybe not; in the climate of 1987, it's hard to imagine a record label getting hold of this material without trying to sand it down to normal pop, instead of concentrating on making the performances and arrangements a little tighter. -- ,


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