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The Moore Brothers - Murdered by the Moore Brothers

Murdered by
the Moore Brothers

The Moore Brothers

Available from Amazon.com.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker
(progdawg@hotmail.com).

An oddly stripped pop duo, Greg and Thom Moore, the only two musicians on the CD (save for Neal Morgan hitting the skins on two cuts), have blended elements of Voudoris & Kahne, Tuffano & Giammarese, Nelson, and the expected sugary combines for a sound contrasted by often bizarre lyrics:

If there were one thing in this world that I would kill
You know that it wouldn't be cancer
'Cause even the tumor on my little toe doesn't smell half as bad
As the parties you throw

Pretty vicious and the rest of the song follows suit above a clunkily repeating guitar chord or two. I'm not sure what the point is, but, as the CD progresses, it appears the Bros. are satirizing the medium, though…that's not a sure thing either. The Face brings up the ambience factor nicely but the lyrics are once again stumpers. Elsewhere, genre clichés are a too abundant (I Sing Today, etc.), the atmospheres a trifle too empty, and the intent of anything at all about as clear as a fog at midnight. Great Graham Nash-ish bird-on-a-wire vocals but not much else. Sounds like everything was thrown together in a few hours after Chorus class. Pass.

Track List:

  • Wish You'd Say
  • Fresh Thoughts of You
  • The Face
  • I Sing Today
  • The Auditorium Birds
  • Star of Confusion
  • Old Friend of Mine
  • At Terror
  • Pyramid
  • Bury Me Under the Kissing Teens
  • Girl with a Light
  • Now is the Time to Chill
  • I Let Myself Go
  • Pham

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2008, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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