Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Time for another one of Will's Ten-Minute-Reviews-Before-He-Runs-All-The-Way-To-Class. This one is Five Alive!, a live album with recordings by no other than...

Carbon Leaf!! The best Celtic/Folk group I've heard in a long time (out of Richmond, VA, no less!). My dad should take note: they do live versions of both "Toy Soldiers" and "Maybe Today," which they claimed didn't always make good live tunes. However, the crowd seems to love them anyway. Maybe they should try those two more often.
They also do an amazing cover of Black Sabbath's "Crazy Train," likely the only cover with a mandonlin accompaniment. Barry Privett's voice to me is a lot more attractive than Ozzie's, so this song has a lot going for it.
I haven't listened to the entire album yet, but "The Boxer"--their big hit and the first song of theirs I ever heard--sounds as awesome live on this album as it did when they played it in Charlottesville. So, in closing, if you like Irish/Folk/acoustic covers of metal songs, buy this album! Hell, buy it anyway...expand your horizons.


Blogger Gryffilion said...

Oh yeah, and in conclusion, Carbon Leaf is AWESOME. Buy all their CD's.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Baron Bodissey said...

Definitely gots dey mojo woikin.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

This is Carbon Leaf? Oh. I thought it was another picture of groups of college males living in squalor.

Is it Carbon Leaves if there is more than one of them?

Is there an inside joke here? They seem to be splayed out on a pile of leaves, like abandoned rag dolls.

Why are none of them smiling? Why do they look stoned and broke?


11:01 AM  
Blogger Baron Bodissey said...

Answer to all questions: They're young and cool. It's a youth thing. We wouldn't understand.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Gryffilion said...

It's a damned photo op. By the time the thing is done and they've been posed 1,000,000 times I'm sure they're ready to kill any photographer they run across.

2:52 PM  

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