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CD REVIEW: Rick Denzien - Exit 21
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Rick Denzien
Genre: Folk
CD Review:
'if I ever write another word it'll be too soon / if I ever write another line it'll be too soon / I can see the words they're forcing behind my eyelids / I hate to think of her but I sort of love it in a strange way yeah'. So speaks Rick's 'Desperation', which isn't as desperate as you'd think. Rick's voice is a little behind the music, but the music there is is pretty fine. Title track 'Exit 21' which doesn't come in until track 6 is a soft, acoustic piece about an accident. Odd. Listen 'I see the sign on the road up ahead barely / barely knew what to do / she was screaming something at me fairly / fairly loud it crashed through / I felt a fire and a weight on my side and my / and my eyes spin around / she was lying face on the ground with glass / glass and chrome all around'. They don't find love, they weren't long lost lovers, it's a car crash! I like these non-love ones; they're different. Oh, and the beat does come on louder, along with moaning voices in the back. Interesting.

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