John Gillespie | False Idols

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False Idols

by John Gillespie

Acoustic-based and eclectic singer-songwriter. Resembles early REM without as many electric guitars.
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1. Test Of Time
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2. Fall
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3. In Or Outside Me
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4. False Idols
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5. The Hunter
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6. Bakemono
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7. Reaching Out And Waking Up
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8. Prince To Pauper
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9. Trick Of The Light
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10. Secret Alumni
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11. After
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12. Original
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13. Loaded Gun
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14. Red Dress
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15. Never Again
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Best known as a member of Chapel Hill’s Nikki Meets the Hibachi, John Gillespie has also consistently produced music with a variety of other collaborators. With False Idols, recorded by the multi-talented Mike Garrigan (Collapsis, Athenaeum), Gillespie matches his acoustic-oriented songs with an eclectic blend of real percussion (performed by Kevin Rader-Rhodenbaugh), programmed drums, and some electric guitars. For those unfamiliar with John’s work, False Idols could be likened to what 80’s era REM would have sounded like if they had focused primarily on acoustic rather than electric guitars. Like the 2006 release, Eternal Summer, Gillespie frequently draws upon literary subjects, especially with the title track which is based on Hermann Hesse's Demian.


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Julia Kuhn


I've been a fan of John for 20 years via Nikki and his solo work. This album shows a real maturity and complexity in the music. Really superb among consistently great work.