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And, let us switch gears again......long time since I thought about this great album, it won't be for
everyone, but it was a fave of mine back in the new-wave era, if you have never heard it it is most certainly worth a listen.

Formed in Cambridge in the early 1980's, The Bible were singer/guitarist Boo Hewerdine and keyboardist/drummer Tony Sheppard. Although they later added other members, on this album ("Walking the Ghost Back Home") is was more or less a two-man effort, and it shows, it is sparse, spacey, and I love it......can't right now think of ANYTHING to compare it to, it's just a fine album of that era that has been buried under the deluge of hisotry.

OK, most likelyyou are unfamiliar with this disc (maybe less so if you are in the UK)........there are some fine songs one here, "Graceland", "Glorybound", "Mahalia",  are all fine , perfectly dated gems that should have been bigger than they were........this may not me your cuppa tea, but I do have a soft spot for a lot of the early 1980's new wave bands such as this.......it's sparse, creepy, and really, really good.......if you remember it, you'll know whether it's for you or not, BUT if it's new to you, this one may sneak up on you as a surprise. Always liked this album (when in the "right" mood, of course), why don't you give it a try and let me know what ya think? I have slammed the music of the early 1980's probably more than anyone alive, but there is gem after gem after gem, if we search for them......


WALKING THE GHOST BACK HOME-01 Graceland/02 Mahalia/03 Walking the Ghost Back Home/04 Kid Galahad/05 King Chicago/06 Sweetness/07 Spend, Spend, Spend/08 (Talk To Me Like) jackie Kennedy/09 She's My Bible/10 High Wide And handsome.

To me a forgotten gem.......you may hate this, styalistically, this was the kind of stuff that caused my to dislike early 80's new wave, HOWEVER, it did have MANY highpoints, which don't deserve to be lumped in with the stuff I hate.......this is a fine album.....why not check it out and agree/disagreee with em?

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