Spud Davenport | Green

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Green

by Spud Davenport

Loud and quiet, sinister and sensitive, funny and raucous. Singer / Songwriter Spud Davenport brings his hopeless but hopeful characters to life through original storytelling.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Hot Black Cast Iron Stove
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2. Time Bomb Mom
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3. Senseless Act of Kindness
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4. Waiting for the Ambulance
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5. The Out-of-Towners
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6. Our Love is a Mess
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7. Eisenhower Adams
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8. Under the House
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9. Diary
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10. Waiting for the Tears to Fall
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11. Good Hood Ornament
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12. Green
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Raised in the East Bay of San Francisco by tone-deaf non-musical parents, Spud Davenport was probably bitten by a radioactive spider, therefore explaining his multiple musical abilities.
Through the years, while trying to prove this theory, Spud wrote some songs and played some Drums.

Owing much to quirky artists like Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, Spud Davenport spins his tales of woe and WHOA with his Accordian, Piano, Guitar, and Kitchen Skillets.

Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes sad, sometimes so silly, Spud sings and screams the stories of the hopeless, but hopeful. A Suburban Housewife gone mad (Time Bomb Mom), a Homeless man and his happiness (Hot Black Cast Iron Stove), a Modern-day Bonnie & Clyde (The Out-of-Towners), and an accident victim's bad-karma recall and remorse (Waiting for the Ambulance).

March 2007 marked the long-awaited (for him) release of his debut album, Green, showcasing his many abilities including Producer.
Currently living in and playing out in San Diego, CA, Spud Davenport is an artist not to miss.

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Reviews:

"(he's) kind of a Randy Newman for the younger set." ......D, GarageBand.com

"A younger, angrier Tom Waits fronting a Queen-Tribute Band with the trumpet player from Cake sittin' in... " ...JK, PnP Music

"Davenport's new disc, Green, is supremely entertaining. Here is a musician who knows which buttons to push to keep everyone grinning...
A damn fine record indeed."
...Craig Yerkes, San Diego Troubadour Magazine, May 2007
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Nigel Tufnel

Bloody Great
I rather like it.
It puts me in another world, one of utter chaos, glee, and unpredictibility. Is that a word?

This album goes to ELEVEN.

- N T

Christopher Cash

Davenport's "Green" is nothing short of brilliant!
What kind of idiot this day and age writes, records and produces his own album? Don’t they know the cost alone rivals that of a mid-sized sports utility vehicle?

Fortunately, Spud Davenport is exactly that kind of idiot, but don’t mistake him for a fool! From the very first listen, Davenport’s debut album “Green” lets you know he takes his art very seriously, but never for a moment takes himself too seriously. The album is a fun-filled romp through to a cast of clever characters that leaves you smiling and playing air drums on your steering wheel singing loud enough to wonder if the guy in the car next to you can hear it.

Like the vagabond savant featured in his song “Cast Iron Stove”, Davenport has a story to tell and with it shares a glimmer of wisdom. “Time Bomb Mom” is a blast while “Out-of-Towners” is reminiscent Stan Ridgway’s “Just Drive, She Said.” “Eisenhower Adams” tells a story of lost opportunity reminding me of “The Jellyfish”, one of my all time favorite bands. “Good Hood Ornament” is an autobiographical masterpiece that rivals anything written by Warren Zevon. My personal favorite on the disc is “Diary” which really shows of Davenport’s smoky vocal style and endearing wit.

All in all, “Green” packs a punch and sounds very much like Spud Davenport is playing it live, right there in your living room. The orchestrations are all sparse, but well crafted. Each note is delivered with clarity and passion. Why would anyone work so hard on their private creation only to be appreciated by a lucky few? As far as I am concerned, it can only be described as “A Senseless Act of Kindness.”