Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Steve Taylor and Jarvis Cocker, Infinite Jest, Richard Hell, Armando Iannucci

Steve Taylor’s ‘Goliath’ is a Roaring, Raging Comeback  by J. Edward Keyes  is not only a great review of the new Steve Taylor (and The Perfect Foil)'s new CD from a mainstream source, but in four comparisons Keyes makes , I've learned about four new (to me) intriguing artists:

1) "The best of Taylor’s writing casts him as a kind of Jarvis Cocker of American Religion, pointing out its foibles with an acid tongue and sanding his sharp darts with wry, expertly-applied satire." 

2)"It’s like 'The Entertainment' from Infinite Jest as filtered through a Richard Hell song "

3) "Taylor’s observations come off not so much as stuffy polemics as wry, Swiftian gallows humor--Pilgrim’s Progress staged by Armando Iannucci

Don't miss this!:
Here's some of the album:


Bonus: here's  some video of Steve and the Foil playing a couple of oldies, as I captured them here in Fresno recently.
Note: sub bass player

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