Gibbs, C. / Parade of Small Horses
Album: Parade of Small Horses   Collection:General
Artist:Gibbs, C.   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Dren Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-06-05 Pull Date: 2005-08-07
Week Ending: Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Devil's Water
4. Jul 10, 2005: Sunny Side Up
Lonely on a Saturday Night
2. Jul 28, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
All State Union Song
5. Jul 07, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
All State Union Song
3. Jul 14, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
6. Jun 30, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Duplicate Machines

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-05-31
C. Gibbs - Parade of Small Horses – Dren Records
Reviewed by Peter on 5-31-2005

Country mixed with a hearty dose of rock. The sheet that came with the CD keeps bringing up Nick Cave and mentions Tom Waits. I can see some Cave in the lyrics and some of the darker twinges, but it’s certainly not as dark as Cave’s music. I didn’t get any real Waits-vibes. Songs consist of mid-range male-vox (usually solo) singing about a variety of pretty standard country/western subjects. Guitars are usually twangy/slidey in true country fashion. Smatterings of harmonica and other instruments throughout.
My favorite tracks were the more driving ones (5/9/11) which had the most energy and interesting guitar lines. My favorite track overall is 3 - nice example of the dark twinge; doesn’t drag; good energy attitude in lyrics.

1. 2:50 – Mid-tempo, steady beat. Soft, low male vox under both high and low guitar picking and clear harmonica – very western feel.
2. 3:56 – Up-tempo, trotting beat. Starts w/ harmonica and western guitar. Higher, more prominent male vox. Background saloonish piano and wailing guitar.
3. ** 4:41 – Mid-tempo, up-beat, dark twinge. Shuffling, rock drums. Male vox are both twangy (verse) and sweet (chorus). Nice, repetitive, dark guitar riff drives song.
4. 3:50 – Up-tempo, mellow track with male vocal harmonies prominent over melancholy country that turns more electronic and rockin’ in the bridge.
5. * 2:48 – Up-tempo, driving – quick percussion and fast guitar work. Even more high-energy (and electric) at the end.
6. 3:10 – Down-tempo title track with melancholy, airy guitar and vox. Song borders on pop, especially through piano and vox.
7. 3:20 – Mid-tempo, high, prominent country male vox, simple acoustic guitar line provides foundation.
8. 1:24 – Dark, haunting instrumental with glassy electric guitar line.
9. * 2:55 – Up-tempo, driving electric country-rock. Percussion and vox more rock while one guitar line slides around and the other picks quickly. Several voices singing near the end.
10. 3:34 – Mid-tempo, down-beat. Both twangy country guitar that drags a bit and lighter acoustic bluegrass guitar line.
11. *2:22 – Up-tempo, driving guitar line, shuffling percussion. Mid-range, male vox, even rise to a shout for a bit. Lil’ bit of harmonica as well. Nice energy.
12. 4:02 – Down-tempo, down-beat, slow, moonlit country serenade with strings. Pretty at times.

Track Listing
1. Ferdinand   7. Sorry Sade
2. Honeywell   8. Tiny Bridges
3. Devil's Water   9. Duplicate Machines
4. Two Dollar Ford   10. So Long Marie
5. Tenhorse   11. All State Union Song
6. Parade of Small Horses   12. Lonely on a Saturday Night