Cd Review – Eskimo Joe, Black Fingernails, Red Wine

Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails, Red Wine
Review by Leo Abbs

I’ll get to the straight to the point. This album isn’t as good as the last, but it comes very, very close.

There’s not much more to say about Eskimo Joe, for Perth music fans, but for the rest of the world who are still discovering about this little gem from Freo, I’ll elaborate.

This album leads to the dark side at the times, but it’s more enriched in the 80’s. Why the fuck you’d want to go back there, but with the fashionable haircuts you see around the place these days, it does kind of make sense. Most tracks are piano driven and it definitely makes for a moodiness that you never thought that stupid sweater wearing, cheek slapping band would ever have.

You’ll flog the single no doubt, but check out ‘London Bombs’, it’s incredibly moving and would be close to home for many young Australians.


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