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Friday, 22 June 2018

The Fine Art of Self Destruction



I'm going to see Jesse Malin in September. Not only that he will be supporting Chuck Prophet!
How good is that going to be??

I've only seen him the once before at King Tut's around the time that his debut album from December 2002 The Fine Art of Self Destruction was doing the rounds.
As I recall there was a fair amount of associated hype. It was produced by Ryan Adams ( who also plays guitar and keyboards and provides background vocals) at the time when the Enfant Terrible could do no wrong. At the time Ryan stated Jesse's a genius.He scares me he's so good.

Then there are the obvious Springsteen comparisons and the fact that at the time he was a bit of a Johnny Marr look-a-likey . So a good few boxes ticked there.

He fairly quickly slipped off my radar but I am looking forward to reacquainting myself with him and his music.
Here's something to keep me going until September.

Jesse Malin - Queen of the Underground

Jesse Malin - The Fine Art of Self Destruction

Just struck me that the post title could refer to  the Argentina football team!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good night out.

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  2. Top night, although I would have expected Jesse to be supporting Chuck. The Fine Art... is a terrific album and I saw him live around then too. Like you, I've not heard much from him recently, so let us know if you discover any gems.

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    1. He is the support act to Chuck, Rol

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    2. D'oh. I misread. Sorry.

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  3. Good double bill. I liked the Jesse Malin album, especially Wendy.

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    1. Likewise but I have featured that one before Adam

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  4. Saw him on three separate occasions at the Wah Wah Hut, always good value for money. Good story teller too.

    The second album, the Heat is very good too. I also have a bootleg cd on which there is a rathe good studio outtake of Hungry Heart

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  5. This was omitted from the UK release of the debut but is also on that bootleg and is one of my favourites https://app.box.com/s/oo8soorfj2d6qnt9p91u2u0he5vwzlja

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    1. My version has this on it.Then again it has a sticker on it saying it cost me $8.95 suggesting that I bought it in the States

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  6. Ooh, that is good. Cheers, Drew.

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