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Grandpaboy Dead Man Shake

Dead Man Shake

(2003), 4.5/10
Released on the same day as Come Feel Me Tremble, Dead Man Shake is Westerberg’s most blues-oriented album. Like his other albums from the period, it’s loose and home recorded, with Westerberg playing all the instruments. But the one man band approach becomes wearisome when the disc has such a limited stylistic range, with most of the songs based around blues progressions. The strongest original is the driving ‘Vampires and Failures’, and the covers of John Prine’s ‘Souvenirs’ and Anthony Newley’s ‘What Kind of Fool Am I’ provide some variation, but overall Dead Man Shake is the Westerberg disc that I return to the least.

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