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Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away

by Dave Cloud

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Dave Cloud might not have invented 60s garage rock by some 20 years, but he totally re-invented it somewhere between Roky Erickson, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and The Turtles, rasping and wheezing through some of the looniest most lascivious care-free tunes you'll ever hum or bellow.

    It's been left to an inner sanctum of musical cognoscenti to laud the legendary outsider, who plundered 60s garage rock and artfully re-invented it as his own on the borders of grunge, lo-fi, hallucinatory fantasy and come-down sleaze.

    Dave never did get a decent shot at the title, a victim of the tide and safe consensus - barely a soul played or reviewed "Damn Damn Damn Damn", which chimes and reverberates as an unlikely but plaintively perfect pop song with a sassy twist and lip-curling swagger, that early Tom Petty or The Strokes would have been proud of.

    Dave, RIP and Damn Damn Damn Damn the indifference and musical mediocrity that confounded and surrounded you in your lifetime, but if there's any justice in the after-life, your legend will rightfully live on.

    ‘Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away’ is a fitting epitaph to an otherwise ill-fitting musical enigma.

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    Dave Cloud might not have invented 60s garage rock by some 20 years, but he totally re-invented it somewhere between Roky Erickson, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and The Turtles, rasping and wheezing through some of the looniest most lascivious care-free tunes you'll ever hum or bellow.

    It's been left to an inner sanctum of musical cognoscenti to laud the legendary outsider, who plundered 60s garage rock and artfully re-invented it as his own on the borders of grunge, lo-fi, hallucinatory fantasy and come-down sleaze.

    Dave never did get a decent shot at the title, a victim of the tide and safe consensus - barely a soul played or reviewed "Damn Damn Damn Damn", which chimes and reverberates as an unlikely but plaintively perfect pop song with a sassy twist and lip-curling swagger, that early Tom Petty or The Strokes would have been proud of.

    Dave, RIP and Damn Damn Damn Damn the indifference and musical mediocrity that confounded and surrounded you in your lifetime, but if there's any justice in the after-life, your legend will rightfully live on.

    ‘Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away’ is a fitting epitaph to an otherwise ill-fitting musical enigma.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Dave Cloud might not have invented 60s garage rock by some 20 years, but he totally re-invented it somewhere between Roky Erickson, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and The Turtles, rasping and wheezing through some of the looniest most lascivious care-free tunes you'll ever hum or bellow.

It's been left to an inner sanctum of musical cognoscenti to laud the legendary outsider, who plundered 60s garage rock and artfully re-invented it as his own on the borders of grunge, lo-fi, hallucinatory fantasy and come-down sleaze.

Dave never did get a decent shot at the title, a victim of the tide and safe consensus - barely a soul played or reviewed "Damn Damn Damn Damn", which chimes and reverberates as an unlikely but plaintively perfect pop song with a sassy twist and lip-curling swagger, that early Tom Petty or The Strokes would have been proud of.

Dave, RIP and Damn Damn Damn Damn the indifference and musical mediocrity that confounded and surrounded you in your lifetime, but if there's any justice in the after-life, your legend will rightfully live on.

‘Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away’ is a fitting epitaph to an otherwise ill-fitting musical enigma.

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released July 31, 2015

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Dave Cloud Nashville, Tennessee

Cloud's seminal 1999 release 'Songs I Will Always Sing' received critical accolades, with reviews from as far away as Paris and Auckland. As Edwin Pouncey of The Wire magazine noted, "he sounds more like a cross between acid-addled Roky Erickson and boozed Beat writer, the late Charles Bukowski, than Steve Earle or Willie Nelson." ... more

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