Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire – Thrills


Andrew Bird’s Bowl of FireThrills Rykodisk RCD 10397 (1998)

This album is disgraceful.  It’s a totally disingenuous attempt to mimic old music simply for it’s “otherness”.  At the same time, it has a certain energy, and songs like “Some of These Days” are just great compositions to begin with.  So, this isn’t totally unlistenable.  But why bother when the genuine article is available out there?