Happy Jawbone Family Band – The Silk Pistol (2012)

Happy Jawbone Family Band – The Silk Pistol (2012)

Happy Jawbone Family Band - The Silk Pistol (2012)

As far as I can tell, the Happy Jawbone Family Band are from Vermount, USA, and The Silk Pistol is their third album.

This is an unusual outing which, I will readily admit, I didn’t like on my first listen. However, now that I listen to it again, I find myself more drawn to it. A decidedly DIY offering, the production quality isn’t necessarily as good as you would first expect; however, there is a certain honesty that transcends the record.

This is a very open, free folk album. In 1970, while on trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders, Charles Manson had an album released; it is something of an outsider curiousity, psychedelic folk, with a slightly politcal edge. Although there is less of a political edge on Silk Pistol, the music is reminiscent.

Yes, not easily accessible but it certainly has an outsider charm and grows on you; I find it more and more enjoyable after repeated listens.

Favourite tracks: There’s Too Much Blood In The Attic Today, That Cruel Thimbleful, Self Immolation For Beginners
Spotify link: Happy Jawbone Family Band – The Silk Pistol

3 thoughts on “Happy Jawbone Family Band – The Silk Pistol (2012)

  1. Donald Corporeal

    Good band! It’s actually their 6th album. The others are listed on their website and seem to have been released in various formats on a smattering of small labels. http://www.happyjawbone.com/

    They also have a compilation called ‘Taste the Broom’ which was released on Mexican Summer early this year, and are supposed to be releasing an original album on that label eventually.

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  2. Pingback: Happy Jawbone Family Band – Tastes The Broom (2013) | albumaday2013

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