Sunday, February 12, 2017

Palace Brothers

The second Palace Brothers album, released in 1994 is if anything even more sparse and stripped down than the debut.  Most of the album is just Will Oldham and a guitar.  There are few moments as forlorn, and as dejected as the opening You Will Miss Me When I Burn, Oldham opens with the devastating line "when you have no one, no one can hurt you."  It's the finest song here and one the finest in his extensive back catalogue, just a shame it ends after three minutes.  After this we get standard issue acoustic songs like Pushkin, I Send My Love To You and No More Workhorse Blues as well as the dodgy Come A Little Dog.  But apart from the opening track, unremarkable stuff.