PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys

September 22, 2009 | Format: MP3

$3.89
Some music from this album is free with
Join Amazon Prime
Also available in CD Format
Song Title
Time
Popularity Prime  
30
1
3:40
30
2
3:44
30
3
3:42
30
4
5:27
30
5
4:10
30
6
3:24
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 22, 2009
  • Label: Dry Wood Music
  • Copyright: 2009 Dry Wood Music
  • Total Length: 24:07
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002POMGHY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,250 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Well worth the download.
Mark C. Brown
"Ghost On The Canvas" and "Good As The Cat" are perfect blends of familiarity with a quality tune.
J. GARRATT
I'm feeling a little taken advantage of.
DKT

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. GARRATT VINE VOICE on September 30, 2009
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Paul Westerberg's recent prolific rate is something to get excited about. The three year waiting periods between releases on a major label are a thing of the past. However, if variety is the spice of life, Paul would do well to have some shakedown occur within his kitchen. Between his digital releases of last year ("49:00," "5:05," "3oclockreep," "Bored of Edukation") and his two batches of mp3s released this year, it feels like Paul Westerberg is peddling the same song over and over.

This particular song I talk about is not a bad one. If it were, I wouldn't have bothered downloading this new EP. But I get the uneasy feeling that in his newfound creative control, Paul just falls into his comfort zone every time he hits the record button. If I had complete control over my creative process, I would be more creative with it.

But anyone who has followed Paul this far knows that "comfortable" is not synonymous with "bad." "Ghost On The Canvas" and "Good As The Cat" are perfect blends of familiarity with a quality tune. I can still get into a lyrical sneer like "treat me good as the cat." This EP further pushes the quaint jalopy that is Paul Westerberg's solo career down the smooth road leading him and his fans away from the Replacements aftermath. It's just that it's nothing new.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Reid on September 8, 2010
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
The first thing one might notice on the review boards is that there are 4 and 5 star reviews, and then there are 1 and 2 star reviews. There are no 3 star reviews yet. It's not so much a "love it or hate it" situation as it is simply an expectation of the listener. Sure, Paul isn't going out of his way to make glossy studio versions of these tracks. Nor is he trying to reinvent rock music. To expect this is missing the point. What Westerberg does prove here is that he continues to be an effective antithesis to our mass-produced modern day music culture. To admit that creating a work of organic, imperfect, yet heartfelt tracks is a rare feat these days is sad. However, so long as Westerberg stays true to his intentions, as he does here, I will be anxiously awaiting his next.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rosalie Bruce on October 3, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
Say what you will, because the man has taken some time off...and may NOT have delivered what you have WANTED. He's had a rough time...let him be for pete's sake. He is human- just like you and me...I have heard bad-mouthing and such, but in one woman's opinion-he STILL speaks to my heart. He has for the last 22 years.
As far a the latest recording-it is Paul...from HIS heart, as it always has been. He's The BEST American writer in my lifetime. My world has been better because of HIM.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Old T.B. on October 2, 2009
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Paul Westerberg once again proves that he is the undisputed king of lo-fi, self-produced rock and pop that is more raggedy than Ann and Andy combined. Five of the six songs are good, and "Love on the Wing" is great. It's a worthy addition to his discography.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. Opus on September 22, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
Once again, out of nowhere, here comes Paul Westerberg to drop another set of stunners on us lucky fans. Since his release of the "49 Minutes" download last year, Paul has randomly let loose a bunch of individual tracks as downloads on amazon.com. Now we're lucky enough to have a full EP. It's typical Westerberg fare - loose, scruffy rockers and ballads played with more heart and spirit than nearly anything else out there. For the insane price of a little over $3, this is the bargain of the year. The perfect set for early Fall, it's here for you to make your own. If he keeps up this pace and releases something of this quality every year I'll be a happy, happy man.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Schlock & Roll on September 23, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
PW has been producing some great, great material of late. "PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys" is no exception.

this batch of gems is chill enough for a couples hang, gritty enough for the boys, and jam-packed with the sloppy charm that made you fall in love with PW in the first place. (and the sound quality is pretty good--it sounds like he's actually getting the hang of home-recording.)

this EP is $3.89. you can afford it. stop reading and start downloading.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: MP3 Music
Ghost On The Canvas: Touching, rhythmic and full sound; a very easy listen, and as usual, Paul's phrasing will catch your attention.

Drop Them Gloves: A rocker reminiscent of The Stones "Street Fighting Man". Love the harmonica...a foot stomper!

Good As The Cat: All is good with this one. Lyrics we can all relate to, hummable, sing-along. Try not bobbing your head to the beat!

Love On The Wing: Opens with melancholy piano and vocals, merges into full guitar, drums, etc. Again, I can best describe this as a touching song. Something about it resonates with me. This song will end up on a House M.D. (or similar program) soundtrack.

Gimmie Little Joy: Love it, Love it! *See my comment above for Good As The Cat.

Dangerous Boys: Pure Westerberg, which is what we're looking for, right? Liked everything about it. Probably the "hook" track of the EP.

I purchased the CD instead of just downloading the MP3. Based on another reviewer's comment about the packaging my expectations were low. I wondered if I was wise to pay more just for a jewel case. When it did finally arrive (takes longer than usual because it is a made on demand item) I was very pleased. I would have preferred he include a scrapbook so I could look at him, but that was the only thing that made this different than any other packaging. Paul is not the only artist to exclude the nice little booklets and for the price, it makes sense to me.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?