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 Post subject: Why we love Richard
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:21 pm 
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Allmusic said that Lowedges "retains all the virtues that made his debut long-player... such an out-of-left-field stunner: the late-night atmosphere, the subtle yet dramatic arrangements, Hawley's deep and expressive vocals, and, above all, the low-key and catchy songs that will have you remembering past loves, glory days, and autumn nights... He doesn't make a false step on this album. Most likely it will be overlooked by the masses, but that's OK. They don't deserve to be hip to such a wonderfully intimate and, well, wonderful artist and record."[1] BBC Music described it as "melodic songwriting at its best and a pleasure to listen to".[2] Q stated that Lowedges' "kitsch-free excellence confirms Hawley as a balladeer of the very highest order".[7] PopMatters described Hawley as "a master at crafting melodies so simple, so memorable, it makes your heart melt" and said "rarely does feeling so hopeless and sad ever sound so enticing. Perfect for quiet, rainy nights, this album is easily one of 2003's finest buried treasures."[6]

I think that just about sums it up for me. ..>

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 Post subject: Re: Why we love Richard
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:51 pm 
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Has a motorbike on the cover n all ..>

Strikes me as the kind of guy who would stand hs round and ask folks if they were all right for nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Why we love Richard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:34 am 
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In brief:

Sold soul to, apparently, devil, in exchange for: ridiculous voice, diabolical humor, crazy laugh
Some kind of dang guitar-whisperer
Style sense and hair kung fu matched only by pain threshold
Knows stuff about stuff (see: history, music, crowd hypnosis)
Little pink pinch-able cherub cheeks lend striking resemblance to certain Disney woodland creatures
Enthusiastic fan of adult beverages

But most importantly:

DOES NOT GIVE A FLYING FUCK. Follows his nose, writes what he likes, takes no prisoners, moves forward, never gives up. Not too many can say that.

Meh, he's okay, I guess. If you like that kind of thing. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Why we love Richard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:01 am 
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Well, he's the proper job, isn't he, not the cheap copy that the chrome comes off after five minutes in the rain. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Why we love Richard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:29 pm 
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loftyeric2 wrote:
Well, he's the proper job, isn't he, not the cheap copy that the chrome comes off after five minutes in the rain. :wink:


Sometimes I just wish we had a 'like' button on here! Spot on Lofty :D

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 Post subject: Re: Why we love Richard
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Great songwriter, great guitarist, great voice, great man. Just about sums it up for me.


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