Cian Nugent Grass Above My Head/My War Blues 7"

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Cian Nugent Grass Above My Head/My War Blues 7"

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Cian’s lovely follow up to 2011’s much acclaimed “Doubles” LP/CD (vhf#125) presents two short solo acoustic turns - one original, and one Black Flag cover. 

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Cian’s lovely follow up to 2011’s much acclaimed “Doubles” LP/CD (vhf#125) presents two short solo acoustic turns - one original, and one Black Flag cover. “Grass Above My Head” is a wistful fingerpicked south Dublin coastal lovesick blues. In contrast to the two ambitiously complex side-long tracks on Doubles, “Grass” is simple and elegant, full of just-so chord changes that make all the right references to the genre classics. In contrast, the truly unusual assault on Black Flag’s “My War” is a knot of edgy picking, starting with an abstracted take on Greg Ginn’s naggingly dissonant intro and rapidly moving into a hypnotic variant that suggest an entirely different kind of blues than the A-side. Truly one of the weirdest (and best) Flag covers of all time. If you are outside of the USA, please make sure you add the "overseas" version to your cart, which includes a postage surcharge (sorry).