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CD QUIREBOYS BEAUTIFUL CURSE REVIEW

QUIREBOYS

BEAUTIFUL CURSE

2013

 

 

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I always loved the Quireboys since I first heard them in a dirty bar somewhere belting out ‘Mayfair’ before they had the Parlaphone deal. A band that encompassed the real spirit of rock and roll if you take the template for a good time set out by Rod and The Faces.

 

 


Many years later they may well just have put out their second best album after that glorious debut. Over the years Spike seems to have lost nothing vocally and musically the band inhabit a groove that seems both as effortless as sleepwalking and as timeless as all of the best music. The best thing of all is that it transports you back and as that is probably the only sort of time travel available to your average music listener, sit down with this and if you can manage it a stiff one (or two) and prepare to fall in love with good time rock and roll all over again.

 

 


If the last you heard from the Quireboys was 2008’s ‘Homewreckers and Heartbreakers’ and that piqued your attention, this in my humble opinion is a far better representation of what makes this band such essential listening.

 

 


'Too Much of a Good Thing' just makes the years fall away and does exactly what any opening track should – grab your attention from the off. There’s all you might expect from the Quireboys here from tear-jerking gravelly-voiced ballads 'Talk of the Town' and the wonderful 'Mother Mary' (one of the best songs the band has ever recorded in my opinion); to trademark rockers like 'Diamonds and Dirty Stones'; 'Twenty Seven Years' and the title track itself. They must have put something in the water as these guys have never sounded better.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD QUIREBOYS BEAUTIFUL CURSE REVIEW 2013