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Jesse Sublett

Murder Ballads & Noir Capers, Part 1 (n / a)

Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., May 16, 2008

Texas Platters

Jesse Sublett

Murder Ballads & Noir Capers, Part 1

The latest literary endeavor from the renowned Skunks bassist takes a midnight stroll through a graveyard possessed by the likes of Tom Waits and Nick Cave, spinning original tales of "The Headless Supermodel," "Tarantula Girl," and political disillusionment ("Baghdad Calling"). Sublett's gravel delivery underscores the lyrical themes, but only the stark, live, traditional "St. James Infirmary" will give you goosebumps.

**.5

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