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Steve Sinnicks - Red Meat and Blue 88's

Red Meat and Blue 88's

Steve Sinnicks

Available from Steve Sinnicks' web site.

A review written for the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
by Bob Gottlieb

This is this southern Ontario inhabitant's third album and I believe (I sure hope what I got is not a finish copy but an advance because even with a good magnifying glass the notes are extremely difficult to read) it is all original material but for 2 of the songs. The music is basically acoustic with Mr. Sinnicks playing guitar, harmonica, and drums (he started his musical odyssey as a drummer) and a few other people playing on some of the songs. His music has a strong protest, 60's, Union feel to it, I think he would have fit right in if he had been around in the era of the 60s protests along with Phil Ochs, Richard Farina, and Dave Van Ronk. The important thing for him seems to be that the song contains a message of protest, doesn't matter whether it is current or past, but that there are two sides at odds. I can't recall a song about love or the dissolution of a love. That is the most personal kind of conflict, however it doesn't seem important enough to write a song about.

Track List:

  • Red Meat and Blue 88's
  • The Colours
  • Jesus Was a Refugee
  • Well Heeled Men
  • Give My Regards to K-Street
  • Myself Again
  • Idle Hands
  • Franklin Co. Queen
  • St. Patrick's Battalion
  • True Believer
  • There's a War On

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2008, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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