Dan Melchior's Broke Revue

If there are truly lost classics in this day and age, Dan Melchior's O, Clouds Unfold is certainly among them. Recorded in 2004 and plagued by woes following its completion, the last record that Dan recorded with his band Broke Revue has been well worth the wait. Full of as much melody as it is Melchior's biting wit, the record mixes a cross section of soul horns, garage bombast, fuzztone howls, country picking and pop hooks that seem to jut out from nowhere only to grab hold of the jugular and make it dance. The record flips like split personalities, at once dark and sinister with a curled lip and biting tongue but the sneer soon turns to a smile as the entertainer in Melchior is unveiled in a puff of smoke and a blast of brass. Even the introduction of throbbing electronics seem to fit the ferocious tones that are on display and the timelessness of the songs keep them from sounding the least bit dated four years later. It's Melchior's masterpiece and it almost didn't see the light of day, but lucky for us it has.

[MP3] Dan Melchior's Broke Revue - (A Girl Called) Saccharine
[MP3] Dan Melchior's Broke Revue - Flashlight Eyes

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Blogger joel. said...

i heard that it is going to be pulled from dist again, because "some dude (not Dan) is pissed that it came out" (according to ss records) -- I really hope its not true. its one of my all time favorite albums.

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