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CD REVIEW: The Histrioniks - Homesick From The Grave
By Jane Eamon - 04/28/2006 - 11:44 AM EDT

Artist: The Histrioniks
Album: Homesick From The Grave
CD Review: Definition of histrionics: “Exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect.”

I looked up the definition of histrionics when I went to review this CD and it speaks volumes about Homesick From the Grave. The Histrioniks, Cat and Larry Levy, have recorded a seriously theatrical album which is a head-trip, to say the least.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure what they’re trying to accomplish. The CD is a collection of 11 songs all written by Larry Levy and arranged in a style reminiscent of old Jefferson Airplane and Stillwater bands. The type of arrangements that were designed to compliment mind-altered states and overwhelm you with erratic soundscapes.

That’s kind of what this is like. I don’t get it. I must admit I was turned off by the vocal stylings and song after song of this acidhead type music left me cold. Give me a pretty melody with heartfelt lyrics any day.

“Acoustic girl-goddess rock strangeness” is a quote from their website. Strangeness, indeed.

For more information about the Histrioniks, their website – or e-mail at

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