I’m not sure what to make of the Gomorrans, especially when they give you “I’m a Good Woman” to chew on. Here the band blends jazz, Balkan brass, pop, and some Latin touches for an interesting if odd result. Think of the Soundtrack of Our Lives if they were tamer and inspired by tuba players. Meanwhile, “Whiskey Paycheck” is an old-school ragtime-ish ditty that could be mistaken for the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The same can be said for the shuffling, strolling “Not Sleeping” that saunters along, and the high-stepping “Fried Fish” which is probably the album’s true toe-tapper. Some instrumentals are also thrown in, including the alluring “Klangzmeirtong” and the frantic klezmer of “The Westbrook Two-Step”. But these songs are fabulous compared to the tired and stale “The World Has Never Known”.
- Multiple songs Streaming
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. We need your help to keep PopMatters strong and growing. Thank you.
"PopMatters (est. 1999) is a respected source for smart long-form reading on a wide range of topics in culture. PopMatters serves as…READ the article