Denny Carleton | Whiskey Island

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Whiskey Island

by Denny Carleton

Acoustic, Folk Rock, Storytelling, Very melodic, 60's sound.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Where are we going?
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2. Whiskey Island
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3. Breathtaking
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4. It Only takes a Spark
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5. Feuger Shakespeare or Mitchell
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6. Linesville Dam
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7. Peter On The Water
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8. Pick It Up
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9. Dover Fair
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10. Environmental Girlfriend
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11. Shades Of Gray
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12. I Could Never Dance
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13. Coney Island
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14. When My Ship Went Down
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15. Further Down The Line
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Album Notes
Denny Carleton is a talented acoustic singer songwriter who always gives you something to think about.

On his new CD Whiskey Island Dennys' music is acoustic based with light percussion and very melodic.The topics of the songs range from The Coney Island Blues
which talks about the people in the side shows at Coney Island, having their homes destroyed so a Macdonalds can be built,To a love song called My Enviormental Girlfriend.

Dennys' lyrics are a combination of allegories,parables, and wacked out tunes about big mouth fish who crowd into a dam and pile on top of each other to get stale bread from tourists.All of this weaved around nice beatle type melodies,and excellent guitar playing.


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Richie Unterberger

Ritchie Unterbereger, formerly of Option Magazine"s review.
WHISKEY ISLAND DENNY CARLETON AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Recorded at Carleton's eight-track home studio (with the exception of the title cut), this disc mines mostly light folk-rock territory. Carleton's compositions explore concerns about the environment, faith, broken romance, and the bewildering confusion engendered by modern times. Sometimes the record is so light that it might be more fairly categorized as folk than rock. Carleton's voice retains its appealing, slightly vibrant, Celtic-tinged quality. His melodies are pleasant, and there are numerous odd twists in his lyrics that you won't find in those by a lot of polite, contemporary folksingers (like the mix of ecology and love in "Environmental Girlfriend"). Also, unlike a lot of folky performers in his position, Carleton resists the always ill-founded strategy of over-production in an effort to capture the adult-contemporary market. There are electric instruments here, but they're played sensitively, as if they were acoustic ones; the percussion and bass are light and sympathetic. So one might ask, Why don't they play this guy on public radio or Prairie Home Companion? Unfortunately, the answer has more to do with circumstance than talent. -- Richie Unterberger