Kiefer, Christian / Medicine Show
Album: Medicine Show   Collection:General
Artist:Kiefer, Christian   Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-12-18 Pull Date: 2006-02-19
Week Ending: Jan 15 Jan 8
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 12, 2006: I once was canadian
Come Up
3. Jan 05, 2006: I once was canadian
2. Jan 06, 2006: Eels in the Loo

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2005-12-14
Male vox, a variety of guitars. One mans songs and his ensemble performing them. They have an MTV unplugged aesthetic, feels acoustic though plenty of amplification in the mix. I like the music. Good sense of melody, low key without being overly depressed.

1.menacing intro- barker lists maladies. Flows into next track
+2.violin, handheld percussion, strummed acoustic guitar, simple and driving
+3.bluesy guitar, swampy vocals, understated electric piano
4.quiet guitar intro, then violin and electric bass come in, gets uplifting as more parts added/as it gets louder, then quiets down again (long outtro)
5.interlude- snake oil salesman barks over slow countrified jam
+6.slow. Guitar plucking, sad singing, banjo
+7.slower! pretty. Sings with feeling.Mostly guitar picking,some violin,bass
+8.bongos, bass and banjo. Hey wait it’s good! mid-slow, melodic self-harmonized male vox, I like the chorus, reminds me of Beck.
9.another bit of snake-oil salesmanship. Countrified jam upbeat.
+10.falsetto, slide guitar, mid-slow. Bluesy
11.autoharp? and unadorned vocal. Rest of band joins in. plodding
12.midtempo. banjo, bongo
13.interlude, more maladies
14.Pretty,folky. Plucked high-pitched nylon stringed guitar? Wants love!
15.Quiet intro, just voice and low bass, then guitar, violin join. Gets angry.
16.spooky saw intro, then 3/4 time acoustic guitar & vocal. Cathartic. Organ, drums join in.

Track Listing
1. Snake Oil No. 1   9. Snake Oil No. 3
2. Come Up   10. Bad Water
3. No Respect   11. Stumble
4. Nothing Remains   12. Dragonfly
5. Snake Oil No. 2   13. Snake Oil No. 4
6. Bad Dreams   14. Sugar Plum Blues
7. Lemon   15. Black
8. Home   16. Dream on Sweet Life