KURT VILE - CHILDISH PRODIGY''10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION'' (Light Blue Vinyl-LPC1+7")
LP CAT#: OLE8877 / LP UPC: 744861088776
RELEASE DATE: 10/6/2009
WEIGHT: LP-1.08 lb
"Childish Prodigy" is an absorbing and addictive record consisting of multiple layers of discovery. The more you listen, the more deeply you will be drawn into Kurt Vile's explorations of rock history... Philadelphia singer/songwriter Kurt Vile (yes, that's his real name) delivers his spectacular MATADOR debut. "Childish Prodigy? is a rich tapestry of rock and folk sounds, with Kurt at his most intriguing when he turns on the "cruising the freeway? ambiance of TOM PETTY or Street Legal-era BOB DYLAN, amidst trippier hints of SPACEMEN 3 to SKIP SPENCE. Occasionally lo-fi, occasionally lustrous, the album ranges from pounding rockers like "Hunchback" and "Freak Train", to gorgeous folky numbers like "Overnight Religion" and "Amplifier." Oh and for you train spotters, there's also a DIM STARS cover (Richard Hell and Thurston Moore's early "90s supergroup), plus two hidden tracks.