Sam Quinn + Japan Ten – The Fake That Sunk 1,000 Ships [Album Review]

by Woody on June 24, 2010

It’s easy to say Sam Quinn’s music is sad. When you dive below the surface, however, you’ll find beauty in his melancholy and heart on his sleeves approach to writing music.

At this point in my life, I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been married to a wonderful and beautiful woman for 12 years, I have three great kids, and live in the suburbs. I’m the god-damned American dream, but like most everybody else, I have had my heart broken. Listening to The Fake That Sunk 1,000 Ships takes me back to some traumatic days moping around a dorm room or apartment doing lord knows what to ease the pain. It’s a bit uncomfortable to revisit.

Quinn delivers ten true country tunes on his solo debut complete with steel, fiddle, and the sort. Some of the tunes that continue to stand out for me are “Late The Other Night, “Mardi Gras,” and “Gun”- a favorite of mine since our Live Session with The Everybodyfields.

While I still hold out hope that Andrews and Quinn find their way back to The Everybodyfields at some point, each of their solo work is doing more than enough to soften the blow.

Sam Quinn + Japan Ten – Suite Motown

Sam Quinn – Mardi Gras (HearYa Live Session version)

San Quinn – Gun (HearYa Live Session version)

Video: Sam Quinn + Japan Ten – Hello

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Housh June 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Hey, I bought this based on this post.

Blogs do work!

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