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The Golden Age by American Music Club (Cooking Vinyl)

‘Laid back’, ‘mellow’, even ‘happy’, might be the adjectives to characterise Mark Eitzel’s and Vudi’s new record (for they are the only original AMC members who remain). ‘Amorphous’ would be another good epithet to employ when trying to get your head around Eitzel’s latest batch of songs. ‘The Windows on the World’ is this writer’s favourite, for its woozily drunken recalling of some of Eitzel’s former character-driven glories, like ‘Johnny Mathis’ Feet’, from 1993’s Mercury. Understated in comparison with 2004’s Love Songs For Patriots, but still rewarding for its sentimental candour.

First published in Magill magazine

 

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