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TABLOID NEWS Limited Vinyl LP

by HARVEY MCLAUGHLIN

Release Date: 13 April 2018

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: SAUSTEX MEDIA

£16.99

HARVEY MCLAUGHLIN TABLOID NEWS Limited Vinyl LP

Overview:
'Tabloid News' is the debut solo album by San Antonio born and based singer and songwriter Harvey McLaughlin. The album represents something of a throwback to the 1970's piano based long players by the likes of greats such as Warren Zevon, Randy Newman and Tom Waits with nods to New Orleans R&B and Chicano Soul while maintaining the urgency of the young roots rock bands bands that Harvey has honed his craft and musicianship with over the last dozen years. He admits, only half-jokingly "I want to play the piano the way Link Wray plays the guitar. " Thematically the album draws on thirty year old McLaughlin's fascination with pulp magazines and urban legends as seen through the eyes of a young but weary romantic. McLaughlin says Ive made a career out of writing about dragons, ghost trains, dodo birds, banshee queens, Chupacabras, and other such quasi-cryptic conundrums that seem to populate the fringes of our collective news consciousness...Back when everything you read in the newspaper was just as vibrant and believable as the word of mouth passed on the street, in a barber shop, or around a camp fire - when tall tales were the best kind of story formed currency.

Featured Tracks:
1. Tabloid News
2. Bigfootsville
3. Last Call At The Dixie Pig
4. Mysterioso Blues
5. The Devil In The Dance Hall
6. My Baby's Too Good (For the515)
7. The Great Hihmoga Hotel Fire of 1893
8. Must've Been Elvis
9. Tunguska
10. November 1st
11. All's Well In Roswell
12. 6 to 8 Weeks
13. Fiji Mermaid, Fade Away