Pop: Album review - various artists More Oar - A Tribute To the Skip Spence Album Jericho
Friday 06 August 1999
The resulting parade of whimsy and paranoia has become a cult favourite. The strain of vulnerable innocence in Spence's work is gently brought out here in Plant's winsome, acoustic "Little Hands" and the fairytale noir of The Durocs' "Margaret Tiger-Rug", while the darker shadows are more evident in Jay Farrar's "Weighted Down". Greg Dulli, Mark Lanegan, Diesel Park West and Mudhoney all offer diversely acceptable interpretations, while Beck and Tom Waits are perfectly matched with "Halo Of Gold" and "Books Of Moses", their versions respectively mondo-eclectic and ramshackle- hoarse.
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