Execute Release Day

Guess what came out today…brand new Johnny Dowd album for you suckas!!!

“Execute American Folklore”

Ballsy red hot groovy shit. Hip hop blues funk fuck nightmare poetry pie.

Do yourself a huge favor

Go over to his website and throw down the clams for it. Also available everywhere else.

 

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 – Acoustic Magazine

 

 

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Johnny Dowd – Execute American Folklore

Imagine if Hank Williams had mutated into Captain Beefheart, acquiring a bunch of primitive electronic equipment along the way, and you’ll get some idea of where Johnny Dowd is at on Execute American Folklore. The songs, narrated in Dowd’s ornery, fatalist drawl, feature his usual cast of hapless characters adrift in a world of mordant ill-fortune, but this time they are driven by mutant funk grooves crafted with buzzing, quacking synthesisers. “Unease And Deviance” sets the tone, harsh drum-machine driving its account of “twisted terror, vicious pleasure”; before the protagonists of “Sexual Revolution” and “Rhumba In The Park” suffer their below-the-belt blows. But balancing this is the maniacal glee with which Dowd recounts the detriments of booze and drugs in “Whiskey Ate My Brain”, climaxing in the album’s most wonderfully tortured burst of guitar noise. Gloriously deviant.

 –  Andy Gill, The Independent (UK)

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2 thoughts on “Execute Release Day

  1. Remember when your parents told you to TURN IT DOWN! and now they take their kids to concerts, pay for the popcorn and buy the t-shirt for them, so this takes me back to that time when music was a slap in the face. And what do we have? Dystopian funk, deathly bump & grind, a Burroughsian voice from the aether, a disco number from hell where I suddenly imagined all of J. Dowd’s characters like the pawnbroker’s wife, Yolanda, Billy Blu, the girl who made me sick and, of course, Gargon doing “the chicken, the stroll, the hoochie coo”. What else? This may well be my favourite Johnny Dowd record…and I love them all.

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