John Fahey   Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes
Release Date: 1963

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0.0 joshuatree EMERITUS | October 15th 08

John Fahey is easily one of the greatest guitarists of all time, pioneering a fingerpicking style that would be constantly imitated by artists such as Jack Rose, Sir Richard Bishop, and Elliott Sharp. While I do favor the long-form improvisations of America and Fare Forward Voyagers more than this longer, sprawling album, this is my third favorite work by Fahey, featuring more consise, spookier compostitions. This album was recorded twice, in 1963 and 1967, but the '63 version is much better. The songs are sparser and more crafty, but for your money, just buy the bundle that includes both versions: the differences are vast enough for you to be entertained. One of Fahey's most magical works.


4.0 excellentNeatoo | September 7th 17
2.5 averagescaruffi | March 8th 17
4.5 superbweedgamer69 | January 26th 17
4.5 superbDoofusWainwright CONTRIBUTOR | January 19th 17
4.5 superbSandwichBubble | June 18th 16
3.0 goodValkyrion | May 5th 16
3.5 greatmistercb | March 24th 15
2.0 poorsickpriest | March 7th 14
3.0 goodexitsense | June 14th 13
4.5 superbcratnip | November 29th 11
4.5 superbDrifts | June 16th 11
3.0 goodadjeco | April 2nd 11
4.0 excellentiranscam | December 11th 10
3.5 greathatehatehatehate | October 15th 08

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