Tuesday, 6 November 2012

TUESDAY BLUES! Mark Eitzel - I Know the Bill is Due

Do you like Singer/Songwriters, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!


Mark Eitzel - I Know The Bill Is Due (2012)

Mark Eitzel, legendary songwriter, and lead singer in American Music Club, has recently released his latest album Don't Be A Stranger and The Nick Drake-esq, 'I Know The Bill Is Due' is one of my songs of the year! It seems Eitzel has suffered a few years of bad luck which culminated with a heart attack in 2011 and the passing of AMC drummer Tim Mooney in June this year.

Out of these difficult, possibly dark times came a shining light in the form of a friend (who had won the lottery) who offered to fund his album.  Produced by Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Harper) and released by the excellent Merge Records, it's raw, compelling lyrics and outstanding vocals performance has captured the man in in reflective, but brilliant form.  It's Beautiful....bloody beautiful! Sadness never sounded so good!

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6 November 2012 at 08:08

Really good. Must hear more.

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6 November 2012 at 13:49

What happened to my comment? Basically, I said I like it, so you haven't missed much.

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7 November 2012 at 08:41

One of those rare performers that can have you laughing one minute and crying the next. Beautiful song.

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7 November 2012 at 19:45

Thanks both for the comments. Mr Swede, any recommendations for other Mark Eitzel material??

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7 November 2012 at 20:15

I saw AMC a lot around the 'Mercury' & 'San Francisco' period, so I'm very fond of those albums, though a more hardcore Eitzel fan would probably have other suggestions! (Avoid the solo album 'The Invisible Man' - terrible!)

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11 November 2012 at 10:02

Very nice and yes, very Nick Drake!

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