Thursday, 9 August 2007


"If nothing else, there’s admirable moxie involved in taking on a seemingly new-wave alter ego (moniker borrowed from a old school fictional detective) and pumping out a lo-fi, ‘bedroom recordings’ styled covers album. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the show – here’s Josh Hodges, who as Sexton Blake, plays the hits! The setlist is absurdly varied, pillaging artists ranging from LL Cool J, Paula Abdul and Milli Vanilli to Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp and Elton John." Delusions Of Adequacy

"A week or two ago (apparently), Pitchfork slipped a track by Portland's Sexton Blake into their Forkcast, and it went right by me (mainly because it's a Springsteen cover, and I don't know about you, but I'm pretty Springsteened out). But last night, I got an email from a trusted Friend Of Ol' Catbird, saying that he had just seen Sexton Blake play at PDX Pop Now, and he had picked up the new covers CD, Sexton Blake Plays The Hits, and that he thinks it may be his favorite album of the year. Stong words to be sure, but as my source is not a music blogger, I'd say he probably actually means that when he says it." The Catbirdseat

1 comment:

1000songs said...

Brilliant! Thanks very much. This is going on the old iPod at the very next backyard shidig.