Pale Green Ghosts (LP)


John Grant

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Amoeba Review

05/13/2013

Former frontman for The Czars John Grant takes turmoil — his past addiction, HIV-positive status and coming to terms with his sexuality — and makes it into glorious music on his second solo album. Opener “Pale Green Ghost” finds Grant singing deeply over a spare electronic track with morose strings, coming off like late-period Depeche Mode. But Grant isn’t one to wallow musically. “Blackbelt’s” sassiness is charming enough to pull off lines like “what you got is a blackbelt in B.S.” “I am the greatest motherfucker that you’re ever gonna meet” he continues in folk-rock of “GMF,” adding that being with him, “you could be laughing 65 percent more of the time.” Grant takes a cue from predecessors Morrissey and Stephen Merritt — his ability to make a cutting joke about his own misery and that of others makes his the kind of coping music that rings truest.

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Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Pale Green Ghosts
John Grant 06:03
2.
Black Belt
John Grant 04:18
3.
GMF
John Grant 05:13


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Vietnam
John Grant 05:28
2.
It Doesn't Matter To Him
John Grant 06:26
3.
Why Don't You Love Me Anymore
John Grant 06:11


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
You Don't Have To
John Grant 05:52
2.
Sensitive New Age Guy
John Grant 04:41
3.
Ernest Borgnine
John Grant 04:53


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
I Hate This Town
John Grant 04:02
2.
Glacier
John Grant 07:37

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$19.98
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