Bombs Over Bristol
Expect nothing and always be delighted. Not many artists can write a song about someone who's died too soon that is so beautiful and sad, it makes you cry deep in your chest. Nor can many artists write a song about fingerless midget prostitutes that is so hysterical you might pee in your pants. But surely there is NO artist on earth who can do both quite as well as Don McCloskey. McCloskey is a Godsend to all of those who have been waiting for someone with a real living breathing take on music. There is a creative fearlessness in this debut CD and a spirited spontaniety that feeds the mind and frees the soul. Over a swirling musical foundation that blends everything from folk acoustic rhythms and surf rock licks to hip hop beats with harmonicas, McCloskey weaves a tapestry of lyrics that are too fresh, too poignant and too relevant to believe. This album is a celebration of music itself- the freedom to sing about who you are, who you desperately wish you were, what makes you laugh, what makes you cry, and what makes you want to quit your job and start your real life. I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't mean it- Don McCloskey is unstoppable and Bombs Over Bristol is impossibly good.