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Cemetery Shoes


Download links and information about Cemetery Shoes by Johnny Dowd. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative Country genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 37:28 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Dowd
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative Country
Tracks: 11
Duration: 37:28
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No. Title Length
1. Brother Jim 3:33
2. garden of Delight 3:02
3. whisper In a Nag's Ear 3:03
4. rest In Peace 3:50
5. wedding dress 4:52
6. shipwreck 3:24
7. dear John Letter 2:23
8. easter sunday 2:49
9. christmas Is Just Another Day 3:29
10. dylan's coat 3:32
11. rip off 3:31



Despite Johnny Dowd's fixation with death, the 56-year old guitarist has inexplicable appeal on his fifth album, Cemetary Shoes. Beneath all of the bloodstained clothes is a man with superb axe prowess and a Nick Cave-meets-Tom Waits-meets-Tom Verlaine-vocal approach. "Brother Jim" is an offbeat, twangy rock/blues concoction that's as delightfully fun as it is peculiar, "Garden of Delight" is a blistering stomper and "Whisper in a Nag's Ear" is an eerie jazz-tinged offering. If the latter's chorus, "You're carrying a coffin!," makes it a must for all future Halloween parties, the creepy, Cramps-ian white trash barnburner "Rest in Peace" is equally worthy. At times, Dowd's obsession starts to grate — specifically on "Dear John Letter" where frenzied percussion uncomfortably meshes with his nightmare-inducing spoken word — but often enough there is magic in the midst of his morbidity. ~ John D. Luerssen, Rovi