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Gutter Anthems CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 210793573
UPC: 185922000175
UPC 14: 00185922000175
Release Date: 3/24/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ Enter The Haggis
2. Little and the Leaves, The ~ Enter the Haggis
3. Cameos ~ Enter The Haggis
4. DNA ~ Enter The Haggis
5. Did You Call Me Albatross? ~ Enter the Haggis
6. Noseworthy And Piercy ~ Enter The Haggis
7. Death of Johnny Mooring, The ~ Enter the Haggis
8. Suburban Plains ~ Enter The Haggis
9. Real Life/Alibis ~ Enter the Haggis
10. Murphy's Ashes ~ Enter the Haggis
11. Sea Of Crutches ~ Enter The Haggis
12. Bury My Demons ~ Enter the Haggis
13. Ghosts Of Calico, The ~ Enter The Haggis
14. Lights And Cars ~ Enter The Haggis
15. Broken Line ~ Enter The Haggis

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Craig Downie (vocals, whistling, bagpipe, harmonica); Brian Buchanan (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); Miranda Mulholland (vocals, background vocals); Michael Olsen (cello); Anthony Giles (tabla).
Muze PNote Recording information: Big Time Productions, Kansas City, MO; Metalworks, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; The Hive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Muze PNote Photographer: Joe Fuda.
Muze PNote Enter the Haggis are one of Toronto Canada's best known Celtic rock bands and they've been tearing it up north of the border for almost a decade with a sound that mixes rock with plenty of post-punk energy and Celtic folk music. GUTTER ANTHEMS, their seventh album, is another blistering set full of anthemic choruses that will have lovers of both Irish music and rock raising their glasses with cheerful abandon. "Noseworthy and Piercy" is the true story of fishermen lost in the raging seas of Newfoundland. An a cappella segment midway through the song captures the horror and hopelessness of the sailors and the band's furious playing mimics the violence of the sea. "Sea of Crutches" is a song about life on the road set to a tune that's perfect for driving down late night roads; a jaunty melody, mournful lyric and soulful singing drive the message home. The echoing guitar effects intensify the song's ghostly, forlorn vibe. "The Ghosts of Calico" is another supernatural song, imagining a dead miner still digging through the earth searching for the fortune he never found. It's the most American sounding tune on the album, all lonesome fiddles, slide guitar and a pure country vocal from Lewington. American bands like the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly may be mining the same mother lode of Irish song, but Enter the Haggis rises above them by virtue of their splendid musicianship and excellent songwriting skills.

Engineer: Chris Crerar

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/17/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 200017
Music Label Name Label : Enter the Haggis
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00185922000175

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.55)
- "[F]illed with engaging melodies and hard-driving songs. An album to crank up loud."

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