Grey Revell | Crazy Like an Ambush

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Crazy Like an Ambush

by Grey Revell

A classic NYC Antifolk album from the second great psychedelic era of the late 90's. Strange and surreal pop, with a startling intimacy.
Genre: Folk: Anti-Folk
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1. Getaway Car
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2. Live Alisa
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3. Cyanide Girl of the Sea
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4. Anna Lee (Dressed in New Lightning)
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5. Crazy Like an Ambush
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3:42 $0.99
6. Burn Your Body Down
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7. Ballad of Man Called No One
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8. Violent Jack
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9. The Bad Faces
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10. San Jose
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11. Gone Gone
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Album Notes
released 09 November 1999
Produced Summer of 1999 by Spencer Chakedis at Balloon Heaven Studios for Balloon Heaven Productions, Ltd.
Mastered by Rob Tavaglione for Catalyst Recordings, Charlotte NC.

Additional Engineering and Production was provided by Matt Cusack
Photo and Cover Art designed by Patricia Grace

Grey Revell - Vox, Guitars, Keys
Spencer Chakedis - Guitars, Keys, Atmospheres
Matt Cusack - Drums and Percussion
Ken Davidsen - Piano "Crazy Like And Ambush" and "Cyanide Girl Of The Sea"
Haale Gafori - Guest Vocals "Cyanide Girl of the Sea"
Ish Marquez - Guitar and Guest Vocals "Getaway Car"
John Kessel - Guitar "Cyanide Girl of the Sea"

All Songs © 1999 Ambush Hymnal (SESAC)

"Crazy Like An Ambush" by Grey Revell is a wonderfully experimental Freak-Folk voyage.

The opening track (entitled:"Getaway Car") starts out with live sounds and a chaotic production. Things stay experimental and wild up until the fourth track (entitled: "Anna Lee (Dressed In New Lightning)") which is a soft acoustic ballad. Ahead of it's time, Grey offers reverb doused melody behind his acoustic strumming, a sound that will be used extensively in the Indie music of the following decade.

Some songs have psychedelic elements to them, some seem to stem from only roots and nihilistic lyrics ( a pretty good Antifolk). The overall sound of the album can be scattered, but through this seeming randomness the record finds strength in dynamic.

Lyrics repeat dark phrases, they shout in contempt in the background of productions, they offer insights and confess.

"Crazy Like An Ambush" is a raw and spirited masterpiece by Grey Revell.

Mike Rickert
Cincinatti Music Examiner
September 2012


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