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Blesok no. 105January, 2016
Sound Reviews

Down Elvis’s Road: Herzegovina Winters and American Prairies

Translated from Bosnian: Elizabeta Bakovska


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Mehmed Begić

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FOLK SINNER

    Before their quality became known outside Canada, Cowboy Junkies issued two albums with their own record house “Latent Recordings”. It was “Trinity Sessions” which interested RCA, the same record giant which bought Elvis’s contract from Sam Phillips and his legendary house “Sun Records”.
      
    This is where things become interesting, when I realise that everything comes together and I reach Cohen via Elvis and Cowboy Junkies, in the reincarnations of Tim Gibbons, or his friend Tom Wilson, who is more known as LeE HARVeY OsMOND.
      
    LeE HARVeY OsMOND has been “marked” as the acid folk project of Tom Wilson, with the help of his friends from Cowboy Junkies and Skydiggers bands. Both Lee Harvey and Tim Gibbons issued albums for “Latent Recordings”. And Gibbons also acted in Wilson’s awarded music video for “I'm Gonna Stay That Way” from his first album “A Quiet Evil”.
      
    When I was younger I could not help sharing my music revelations. Later I learnt that not everybody gets excited as me, and that I need to hold my horses. But with the first listening of LeE HARVeY OsMOND’s new album, I had to share my thrill.
      
    I might have forgotten the rules.
      
    Here are just two reactions.
      
    Fedja said: “ Lee Harvey Osmond makes even me feel sexy.“, and Luka followed on this: "Lee Harvey Osmond is great. I get it, if Cohen would start making music just now, he would sound something like this!”
      
    Is there anything better than someone so close reading your mind?
      
    “Beautiful Scars” is a great album, and yes, there’s something of Choen there, I definitely feel what Fedja mentioned, and what is most important is that neither of these is pushy, but it is just as much as it is needed, so it still remains on its set trail of acid folk, i.e. what Tom Wilson is incarnated in LeE HARVeY OsMOND.
      
    https://youtu.be/OqyiRgDV6Lw

TIM GIBBONS, SECOND TIME

    If I had to answer, under the threat of death, which album is my most favourable one, it is very possible that the answer would be “Shylingo”. And I would not be very wrong, because, even when I am the most relaxed, it is among the top five. And then, you listen to everything that Tim Gibbons made before and after this album, and there is no trace whatsoever of what so closely tied me to






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