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Heron King Blues The blues aren't dead; they've just undergone some mutations. Like fellow roots radical Tom Waits, Califone update the genre with arty concepts and...Heron King Blues The blues aren't dead; they've just undergone some mutations. Like fellow roots radical Tom Waits, Califone update the genre with arty concepts and...2004-02-20
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Heron King Blues

Producer (group): Thrill Jockey

The blues aren’t dead; they’ve just undergone some mutations. Like fellow roots radical Tom Waits, Califone update the genre with arty concepts and ragged punk-rock grit. Their shambling songs – a collision of junkyard percussion, collaged lyrics, and creaky slide guitars – stick with you like a spectral fever dream.

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