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1 review »I've been meaning to check this guy out since a friend heard me playing Bill Fox and enquired whether it was The Tallest Man on Earth. After my initial confusion about Fox's height, I assumed it was this one he was talking about. Like Fox, he plays a very Bob Dylan influenced form of lo fidelity music that is kept incredibly sparse. I'm not massively into his voice though, its just a bit too plead ... »

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Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird by The Tallest Man on Earth
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6/10 Clinton Staff review, 05 November 2010

I've been meaning to check this guy out since a friend heard me playing Bill Fox and enquired whether it was The Tallest Man on Earth. After my initial confusion about Fox's height, I assumed it was this one he was talking about. Like Fox, he plays a very Bob Dylan influenced form of lo fidelity music that is kept incredibly sparse. I'm not massively into his voice though, its just a bit too pleading and mixed too high in the mix. Its that kind of shop-bought soulfulness that effects buskers across this Earth. The songs are pretty strong though, and I assume that's what is carrying him through the second track, 'The Dreamer', which is very Bruce Springsteen but otherwise the EP mainly recalls Nebraskan fluffy-fringed whiner Bright Eyes. The guitar picking is lovely though, so if you can get over the vocals you could well be onto a winner.




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