Songs for a Blue Guitar

Posted by Guitar Pro on 18th July 2010 in Blues Guitar Tips

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Media Type: CD
Artist: RED HOUSE PAINTERS
Title: SONGS FOR A BLUE GUITAR
Street Release Date: 07/23/1996
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Songs for a Blue Guitar

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5 Responses to “Songs for a Blue Guitar”

  1. Lurlene says:

    Mark Kozalek is such a fine, fine guitar player. Not as good as Kaki King, who ROCKZ (go girrl!), but still, he obveously knows lots of the guitar cords, and plays even the hard ones. They flow out of the guitar, and with such meaningfull words, I just know this music was meant for me.

    I reccomend this CD for all people of musical sophistacation. If you have sophistacated tastes, this CD is for you.

    And besides, eveyone knows the greatest guitarist in the world – SHE plays a blue guitar too.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I admit I was curious what all the fuss was about, so I purchased a copy of this CD. I regret spending my hard-earned cash on it. To all the folks who love this band: Go ahead and start zinging this review with your negative votes. That’s OK. I’m writing this review to warn other unsuspecting listeners who might be mislead by the praise nearly everyone else heaps on this CD.

    Here is why I really dislike this CD. The music falls into two pretty distinct categories: most tracks ramble around and Mark Kozalek plays some pretty mean six-string and drones on and on about “issues” that reflect a degree of self-absorption just this side of Counting Crows. Consequently, most songs are indistinguishable from one another. (I read somewhere that this CD is largely a solo effort from Kozalek-maybe that explains some things about it.)

    Whether it’s Have You Forgotten or I Feel the Rain Fall, it’s pretty much all the same sparse acoustic guitar, pained vocals, and angst. While I liked the track Song for a Blue Guitar, I kept thinking how much I would rather be listening to Cowboy Junkies.

    Make Like Paper pulls the CD up a full star by itself and might make its way on a compilation CD. Kozalek lets loose with some guitar work that reminds me a bit of Tom Verlaine or even Chris Spedding at times. I can almost appreciate the irony of including Silly Love Songs and turning it into a dirge, but even this reworking does not inspire repeated listenings. I had hope that Kozalek might do something clever with Yes’ Long Distance Runaround, but he pretty much runs it aground. The band also covers All Mixed Up from the Cars. I think that would have been a better title for this CD.

    Caveat emptor.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. motoboy145AW says:

    put this cd in, sit back and forget about life for a while.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. The Vanilla Sky soundtrack has a much better version of Have You Forgotten than Blue Guitar!
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. J. Eure says:

    This album has a powerful meloncoly nostalgic feel to it. Some great guitar work and the lead singer uses his voice uniquely.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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