Matching Head and Feet
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|Matching Head and Feet|
|Studio album by Kevin Coyne|
|Kevin Coyne chronology|
Awarding the album a B+, Robert Christgau wrote:
Coyne is the kind of minor artist whose faults-mainly an undeniable narrowness of emotional range that forces him to repeat effects-I am willing to overlook in this homogenized time. Sounding like a sly, bony, and clinically loony Joe Cocker (or a failed Deke Leonard), he here abandons quirky singer-songwriting for unkempt rock and roll."
The arrangements are more conventional than most of his previous work (a pre-Police Andy Summers handles guitar), and much of the results are routine. Not lifeless, though; anything sung by Coyne will have roughness around the edges (and his voice here sometimes sounds not just raw, but downright worn). And songs about folks who carry guns, knives, and smash the faces of their wives (in "Turpentine") are not your usual rock fare. The words are unconventional, but the settings are average in a mid-'70s way, which dilutes the lyrics' impact, and makes this an unmemorable effort on the whole.
All songs written by Kevin Coyne except where noted.
- Side 1
- "Saviour" (Kevin Coyne, Archie Legget, Gordon Smith) - 5:31
- "Lucy" (Coyne, Legget) - 3:02
- "Lonely Lovers" - 4:19
- "Sunday Morning Sunrise" - 5:33
- "Rock 'n' Roll Hymn" (Coyne, Legget, Tim Penn) - 3:36
- Side 2
- "Mrs. Hooley Go Home" - 6:04
- "It's Not Me" - 3:40
- "Turpentine" - 3:32
- "Tulip" (Coyne, Andy Summers) - 6:36
- "One Fine Day" - 4:15
- Kevin Coyne - vocals
- Gordon Smith - semi-acoustic, electric and slide guitars
- Andy Summers - electric guitars
- Tim Penn - keyboards
- Archie Legget - bass
- Peter Woolf - drums and percussion
- Chris Mercer - tenor saxophone
- Bud Beadle - baritone saxophone
- Steve Gregory - tenor clarinet and flute
- Engineer: Michael Glossop
- Recorded at Farmyard on the Manor Mobile
- Artwork, photography, design - Ray Smith
- "Robert Christgau: CG: Kevin Coyne". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "Matching Head & Feet - Kevin Coyne - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "V2033 – Kevin Coyne". rarerecordcollector.net. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
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