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Dolly Horrorshow



The Blacks lay down a sound that will spook the timid, intrigue the willing, and arouse the troubled.

Full Description

Led by Danny and Gina Black (guitar/vocals and monstrous stand-up bass/vocals, respectively), The Blacks cajoled the services of Eric "Roscoe" Ambel as the producer for their debut (known for his work with Bottle Rockets, Blue Mountain, the Yayhoos and the Steve Earle).

In addition to honing their rock wallop, Dolly Horrorshow is soaked with The Blacks three part harmonies (courtesy of singer/rhythm guitarist Nora O'Connor, additional instrumentation (violin, piano, trumpet).

In a better time, on a different planet, this album would held as a treasure.  It's truly an unheralded classic.

Choice Cuts:
Tortured Holiday
Take Me Now

Short Description
  • [They blend] influences as disparate as their costumes--roots music and hard rock, country and cabaret--with alchemical grace.

    — Chicago Reader
  • Take up where the Violent Femmes' 'Country Death Song' stopped, add some Cramps-vintage thrash, and a drunken sailor blowing taps on a faraway trumpet and you get the sound of Dolly Horrorshow. Put this record on at 3 o'clock in the morning and scare the crap out of yourself.

    — Ink 19
  • The songs ride an elaborately pinstriped Harley over the range between Bill Monroe and Tom Waits, taking a side trip to some Demolition Dollrods themepark populated with David Bowie action figures.

    — Illinois entertainer
  • This outfit meshes down-home country with just enough X-like gusto to create a near perfect debut CD... It transcends so many musical styles, and is so seamless and refreshing, it deserves a permanent home in any CD player.

    — Rockpile

Track List

  • 1. Dolly
  • 2. Teresa Leaves Lonesome Town
  • 3. New New Waltzing Blues
  • 4. Dear Little Girl
  • 5. Horrorshow
  • 6. Tortured Holiday
  • 7. Crazy
  • 8. Moan
  • 9. Take Me Now
  • 10. Never Coming Back
  • 11. I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning
  • 12. He's Gone


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