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Viva Last Blues


Download links and information about Viva Last Blues by Palace Music. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 31:27 minutes.

Artist: Palace Music
Release date: 1995
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 31:27
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No. Title Length
1. More Brother Rides 3:18
2. Viva Ultra 3:18
3. The Brute Choir 2:43
4. The Mountain Low 2:44
5. Tonight's Decision (And Hereafter) 4:10
6. Work Hard / Play Hard 2:50
7. New Partner 3:54
8. Cat's Blues 3:18
9. We All, Us Three, Will Ride 2:56
10. Old Jerusalem 2:16



Will Oldham makes a slight name change for his third full-length Palace album, modifying the "Brothers" tag to "Music" as the band expands to include Sebadoh's Jason Loewenstein on drums and Plush's Liam Hayes on piano and organ. The performances are sloppy at times, with rhythms that halt and piano and guitar notes wandering off course. But there's still an enigmatic charm to the opening trio of tunes, with "More Brother Rides" (which builds an unusual web of sound as it shuffles between two chords) and "Viva Ultra" (which features a few bum notes, despite the song's simplicity). "Work Hard/Play Hard" is strikingly loud and uptempo compared with Oldham's typical penchant for the slow and crestfallen. "New Partner" uses the simplicity of a classic country song to evoke Willie Nelson, while "Cat's Blues" adds bluesy guitar courtesy of Bryan Rich, whose lines blur into dissonance. Oldham explores the joys of amateurism and spontaneity, coming up with one of the most compelling (and delightfully flawed) albums of the '90s.