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Harry Alice

Harry Alice

..."From Fortress America comes Harry Alice, the new project from Kevin Lasting from Women & Children. Harry Alice is something of a loose collective combining the musical abilities of various friends.. the songs are all written by Columbus Brown and depending on coincidence and circumstance may be played alone or with whatever talents are at hand...

The music of Harry Alice is concerned with a kind of two-step simplicity. Anti technicality, anti virtuosity, anti polish , anti slick, this is ambience, && mood!!, mud on boots on a wood dance floor, a broken bone , a ghostly apparition, a mouth full of mashed potatoes, . this is making the bed. A walk in a woods if kentucky were in batislava. Whereas Columbus's other project "Washington & Lee" seems concentrated on rariefied dark wave and somnabulent goth doo wop, Harry Alice has the country heart in it's bones. it's porridge music, music to cover your footsteps. music to make out in the back of your car. there is no yearning, no me me me, no lyrics from the school of .... of america's hip replacement. it's surgery with a stick, it's the submarine heart. I heard "in a while" in the basement of the Money Castle Club, the song woke me up from the last 3 wasted years of my life, Harry Alice was onstage and they looked undead, the room was empty except for a young couple dancing the pin-me-sally, i thought, "finally."...

Marilyn Chambers , excerpt from the article "America storms Babylon"