Work The Dumb Oracle

February 10, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 10, 2009
  • Release Date: February 10, 2009
  • Label: I.R.S. Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1995 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 49:05
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  • ASIN: B001Q1METM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,986 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hamster Army on February 3, 2012
Format: Audio CD
It's a bit sad there is only one review of this excellent album Stan created back in 1995 with his short-lived band "Drywall" here.

Stan's storytelling and ability to bring his characters, who all appear to be poor, corrupt, depraved, desperate fools on the verge of being wiped-out at any moment in search of a good time in the wastelands of America's dusty dreams, couldn't be any better here. The album plays like a film score, taking stabs at presidential war mongering, drug-addiction and a general lost sense of purpose and confusion on the rural highways of America in the early 90's under the influence of George Bush Sr., and you quickly realize it's just as relevant today as it was 15+ years ago.

The album is dark, edgy and broody, which may delight Voodoo fans to an extent, and consistent with Stan's interest in films and film art, and plays through from start to finish like a soundtrack. Stand out songs for some would likely be "Police Call," "Mr. Smith," "Bel Air Blues" ("think I'll call the Menendez boys...") and Wall Of Voodoo fans may appreciate, in particular, "Triangle Head." "Big American Problem" doesn't disappoint either, which wraps things up in a sort of silly, drug-addled calypso jaunt that only Stan could come up with it seems.

While I am a fan of much of Stan's work, this Drywall album really stands out, and doesn't get enough recognition as a classic. Again, sorry to see it has gotten so little attention for what it is.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RTG on August 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Some of Stan Ridgway's finest work. "Big American Problem" rings truer today then when this album was released.
Perhaps the hardest-edged of Stans work this record is simply brillaint from start to finish.
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