RICKY BOOM-BOOM/ TOM COLBORN
- A Rum Old Do EP
So Im moving to Cornwall next week and its got me thinking.
Landing 350 miles away from everything you know makes for a reflective
mood and in the last few months alone I have walked away what should
have been a fatal fight with a white van and a tree, got a sign from
my guardian angel (as if the survival wasnt enough), got my
Mum through lung surgery and hung out with a hedgehog called Manuel.
I also got chucked out of the Cambridge Ukulele group for suggesting
they play George Michaels Faith, mortally offending
them by making them sing I think it would be nice, if I could
touch your body, raised eyebrows all round. Whats my point?
Well, life is indeed a rum old do, isnt it?
But its real too, real and silly and shitty and cool and uplifting.
Its a general acceptance and subtle celebration of the universes
absurdities that forms the basis for this all-too-short EP. Raw acoustic
blues courtesy of Rich Boom-Boom Archer (Biscuits For
Bears/ The Shivers/ Soldiers of Fortune) are often a jaded nemesis
to Colborns classic, polished slide guitar sound; bleak but
beautiful and very, very human in tracks like Its Snowing
In Hell and Eyes Of Strangers (Sticky Fingers
era Stones). Two men writing stories to music have no obvious agenda
other than perhaps someone, somewhere will identify with what theyve
created, pull up a bar stool, order a Malibu and Coke, take a load
off and forget that anything else is important. Thats where
this took me anyway and where all good music should. Whats more,
Im also rid of that awkward Ed Sheeran earworm Ive had
all day. Thank f*ck.
[Please keep in touch with your verbal barbs and bouquets
Anna - Ed]
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