Kozelek, Mark / Rock 'n' Roll Singer
Album: Rock 'n' Roll Singer   Collection:General
Artist:Kozelek, Mark   Added:Aug 2000
Label:Badman Recording Company  

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 08, 2017: Brownian Motion
Ruth Marie
4. Dec 13, 2012: The Sunset Life (Extended Coda)
Rock 'n' Roll Singer
2. Mar 29, 2017: Brownian Motion
Ruth Marie
5. May 16, 2012: Brownian Motion
Ruth Marie
3. Sep 24, 2014: Brownian Motion
Ruth Marie
6. Mar 17, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Metropol 47

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-10-20
Local hero continues his solo career sans Red House Painters and 4AD. Quality “singer songwriter” material, dark and beautiful ballads, well played acoustic guitar with distinctive vocals throughout. Folky but interesting, would fit in with Nick Drake et al. Of the 7 tracks 3 are unrecognizable AC/DC covers (tracks 2, 3, 6) as well as 1 by John Denver (track 5). Joined for one song by noted locals Tim Mooney (Am Music Club) on drums and Joe Goldring (Swans) electric guitar for a whole band sound (track 2 only).Recommended tracks: 1, 4, 5, 7 (but all are good)

1) Acoustic guit, vocals only.Folky but lovely unexpected chordal changes.
2) Unrecognizable AC/DC cover employs whole band.Slow tempo, heavy downbeat, ballady.
3) Acoustic guit, vocals only.Sung in a higher atypical register.Another unrecognizable AC/DC cover.Turns it pretty.
4) Drop tuned percussive acoustic guit with vocals and subtle vocal harmonies.Very Nick Drake-ish.
5) John Denver cover.Acoustic guit and vocals only.Folky without much typical darkness, except for lyrics which ironically are sung from the grave. Great cover.
6) Another folky song, AC/DC cover.Mostly uninteresting acoustic guit and vocals only.There is kitsch value to this (as all of his strange 70’s arena rock band covers of late)
7) This is an intense tear-jerker of a song.Six minutes of acoustic guitar and singing with heart wrenching lyrics.Slow paced, bittersweet (minor feel but major chording), minimalist with lots of space.Some of his finest work ever.

Track Listing
1. Find Me, Ruben Olivares   4. Metropol 47
2. Rock 'n' Roll Singer   5. Around and Around
3. You Ain't Got a Hold on Me   6. Bad Boy Boogie
  7. Ruth Marie