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No Such Place Import
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|1. Handcuffed To A Fence In Mississippi|
|2. The Wound That Never Heals|
|4. The Wrong Kind Of Love|
|5. 10 Miles To Go On A 9 Mile Road|
|6. Christmas Day|
|7. Bound To Forget|
|8. God Was Drunk When He Made Me|
|9. King Of The Road|
|10. Ghost-Town Of My Brain|
|11. Hey! You Going My Way???|
|12. The Love That Never Fails|
|13. Corvair (Reprise)|
Former male model and pro surfer (?!) Jim White well knows that the best country music starts with a decent title. So his second album, No Such Place, shamelessly includes "Handcuffed To A Fence In Mississippi", the maudlin "Ghost-town Of My Brain" and the admittedly jokey "God Was Drunk When He Made Me". Better still, White happily demonstrates that modern country doesn't have to mean business graduates in Stetsons or professional slackers who play too slow to join a nu-metal outfit. With producers as disparate as Morcheeba--notably on the irresistible "10 Miles To Go On A 9 Mile Road"--and Sohichiro Suzuki (ex-Yellow Magic Orchestra), this unsettling collection evokes the likes of Beck, Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous and Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery. As befits an artist signed to David Byrne's label, it sometimes threatens smart-arsery, and the unrecognisable cover of "King Of The Road" is strictly disposable. Yet songs like "Corvair" and "Christmas Day" sound both timeless and current, a rare skill. --Steve Jelbert
Top Customer Reviews
Five stars, and worth every darn one of 'em!
Jac in Tucson
I first saw Jim play live in 1997 on David Byrne's Feeling tour and from that moment on we were hooked. It started with Wrong Eyed Jesus, a great CD, and now 4 years later NSP. NSP has a similar feel, but it is better produced. If you haven't heard it, I suggest you do, I can't imagine someone hating this CD, it's just too original and restores your feelings about new music, which for the most part I think, like current movies, is unoriginal crap. I can't wait till he puts out another CD, according to Jim he wrote 70 songs for NSP, and if you get a chance to see him live, you'll hear a lot of them, it's not to be missed.
But there's more to White's music than the protracted mental agony and sensibly twisted visions that permeate it. Three of the songs, this time, "Handcuffed to a Fence...", "10 Miles to Go on...", and "A King of the Road" would all do well on the AAA circuit. "Corvair" is a low key rendering that maintains the kind of fragile beauty that one hears on an early Neil Young album.
NO SUCH PLACE is more polished than WRONG EYED JESUS, making it apparent that the artist has improved his station in terms of access to a more upscale production team. Some of the songs remind one of Beck's country/funk, but White is more careful in his verbal phrasings, never allowing stream of consciousness to encroach on meaning.
Most recent customer reviews
Two albums that I've been listening to through the past six months that have had particular lasting value include Califone's "Roomsound" and this one, Jim White's... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by Jody Schiesser
I have been a fan since I first heard him live as a warm up act for the headliner he blew away. If you like his music, you must see him live and be prepared that the song... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2002
Jim White is a genius. I know a buncha smart people, but when I finally saw him live it occured to me that this guy is just on another level. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2002 by ShakenBeef
This CD starts out with the cheeky number "Handcuffed to a fence in Mississippi" which instantly grabs you. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2002 by Michael S. Bryant
Exceptional album by a musical marvel. Jim White mixes Hip Hop, folk, country and rock in a delightful, irresistible musical soundscape that is as accessible as it is brilliant. Read morePublished on July 17 2002 by The Orange Duke
No Such Place sits on my shelf next to Ride this Train, by Johnny Cash, and Frank's WIld Years, by Tom Waits. Read morePublished on April 4 2002 by That Hated Guy
In some of his novels, William Gibson has characters, not particularly cultured or sophisticated, who find themselves in situations involving technology and forces with which they... Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2001 by m_noland
Is it any wonder that David Byrne considers Jim White "genius"...? I read an article about Mr. Jim White in "GQ" of all places. Amusing article... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2001 by Thomas Groeneveld