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    Herb Diamante – “May I Light Your Cigarette? ” – [Abduction]

    As the recent Scott Walker album has proven again, when a
    man sings like a man, people become confused, frightened and
    jittery. The bareness of Herb Diamante’s baritone, broken
    at parts, scorched by torch song triangulation, takes some
    time to simmer to taste. Let the croon guide the tune. Slowly
    the toupee will slip over your ears, and things might just turn
    ou to be a bit more comfy. Razing Lee Hazelwood never hurt no
    one, no how. Diamante may not bring a velvet fog to “Some
    Velvet Morning” but the thought counts like a posh stunning
    cummerbund. Oddly, this album almost seems not weird enough
    to me, but then I suspect the clothes make the man so when
    the spotlight finds our dazzling Diamante on stage, cloaked
    in character and garbed to garble, the full effect will fit
    tight as a pinky ring. For what it’s worth, JOHN GODBERT
    (he of Vibracathedral Orchestra/Skullflower) has never been
    seen at the same haberdasher. -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on July 6, 2006 at 5:21 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

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    I’m one of Herb’s writing partners. If anyone spots him around, tell him work has begun on a new ‘all live’ set for September time. And work has commenced on a follow up album.

    Bunn.

  • Comment by Bunn, July 19th, 2006 6:03 am

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