Perry, Al / Three Track Session Ep, The
Album: Three Track Session Ep, The   Collection:General
Artist:Perry, Al   Added:May 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-24 Pull Date: 2009-07-26
Week Ending: Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7 May 31
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2009: Brownian Motion
A Thinking Man's Woman
4. Jul 05, 2009: Crosscurrents
A Thinking Man's Woman
2. Jul 15, 2009: Brownian Motion
Crazy Heart
5. Jun 18, 2009: A2Z
Crazy Heart
3. Jul 08, 2009: Brownian Motion
6. Jun 10, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
A Thinking Man's Woman

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-05-17
Simply recorded EP of various covers by the “Mayor of Tucson”, Mr Al Perry. This is an old school effort, recorded on some old guy’s 3 track live up in Pho-town (this from Al: …”But it was just a 1 time only fun deal… the engineer was this old phoenix guy who worked w/ Duane Eddy and them… I am thrilled that you liked it so much, I do too. It was completely live in the studio.”) Just Al doing what he does best, sing and play songs that hit you square in the heart. All songs country classic covers, with a twang, so be warned that you need to have a twang in your soul to play these. But if/once you find that twang, omg how much better life gets! Al Perry rules. For further research, go to the library for his “Always a Pleasure”, a cd that is a masterpiece, imho.

1) classic cover of Hank’s “crazy heart”, dark, but feels like Al wrote this. WTF? Is this the final proof that Al is more real that fucking Hank Williams himself, and better yet, not dead?!?!
2) upbeat and fun, a good “fuck that bitch” song that rings true to anyone who was duped enough to marry for love
3) an original? (I think that is better than Hank, great song about about loving a smart girl who’s taken (wait: I thought that was a bay area thing?)
4) ah, Kitty Wells, such sad lyrics but such an upbeat strummy feel is deceiving… I need to pull out my Kitty records I got for 25 cents in Bisbee in 1989…
5) Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Gun Club) was truly possessed and Al takes on the devil, and I’m not sure he wins but at least he calls him out for a fight, like a good drunk outside the Manhatten or the Wooden Nickle
6) sad swingy, sounds like cover but I think its original
7) ¾ waltz, Porter Wagoner cover from his infamous Rubber Room… oh boy “three bullets, one for the stranger, Julie, and me”. I know the feeling…. (as an aside: after John Lennon was murdered the running tasteless joke was "what would it take to get beatles back together?)

Track Listing
1. Crazy Heart   4. If Teardrops Were Pennies
2. Ol' What's Her Name   5. The Fire Of Love
3. A Thinking Man's Woman   6. The Fool
  7. Julie