Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Story of The Silver Jews



The Silver Jews have been a favourite of mine since the beginning. The earlier albums were characterized by a raw, poetic melding, followed in the later years with a more seasoned delivery... 
Poet and song writer David Berman is a rebel, a mess and a mensch. Since 1993, as a frontman for the Silver Jews, he has chronicled disaffection and loss with quirky, intelligent humour and sharp, often ambiguous lyrics...
These people like Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and Willie Nelson, they were all told that they couldn't sing their own songs. These are the people who were writing the interesting songs, who had something to say, and they knew that they were the only ones who could say it right ... When I listen to music, I want to hear a person and a person that I trust. I don't want to hear the sound of a culture ... 

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