Monday, May 5, 2008

Snatches of Pink - Dead Men (1989, Dog Gone)

Chapel Hills Snatches of Pink have been on-again, off-again southern fried inide-rawk proposition for over twenty years now. Dead Men, saw the light of day in '89, and although it was their second long-player (preceded by '87s Send in the Clowns) it was the first to go digital. Ablaze with lotsa grit, a modicum of twang, and just enough restraint to keep the whole shebang from careening off the rails, the Snatches Dead Men is a minor masterstroke of ragged, yet unmistakably earnest rock 'n roll fervor. The best moments are the opening selections "Salty Dog," and "Bed of Nails," but the remainder is rewarding for those patient enough to acquire the 'taste' (or perhaps "dust" might be more accurate).

The band would rechristen themselves as Clarissa in the mid '90s, splinter not too long thereafter, and reunite under their original moniker in 2003, with the stunning comeback album, Hyena
01. Salty Dog
02. Bend of Nails
03. Song
04. Midway
05. Witch Dance
06. How the West Was Won
07. Look Away
08. Sleeping Dogs
09. Goin' Down 

3 comments:

evr said...

I met Michael Rank through Nikki Sudden back in my NYC days. He was quite a character. Really nice guy to hang out with. I also remember him introducing me to Sara Romweber outside a CBGB's gig of theirs and had to try hard to be cool!

That Clarissa LP was ok if I recall...

Michael said...

One of the great lost American rock bands, if ya ask me. Rank is a good guy.

Think you might post Send in the Clowns someday?

Alex Volume said...

dude if u can post Love is Dead the last album from Snatches of pink... youll be the best!!