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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Record Review - Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

Sunday Run Me Over

Prolific London-born, Georgia-based singer-songwriter Holly Golightly (christened after the call girl protagonist in Truman Capote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s) joins forces once more with longtime collaborator, photographer and multi-talented Texas musician Lawyer Dave. 

The pair serve up a dozen titles that range from rockabilly-on-steroids (‘I Ain’t Got No More Money’), an off-kilter waltz called ‘One For The Road’, a delightfully re-tooled, rootsy rendition of Wayne Raney’s 1960 gospel chestnut ‘We Need A Lot More Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll)’, the hauntingly chugging opener ‘Goddamn Holy Roll’ (a line from which is the album’s title), a ghostly, loping duet titled ‘They Say’ and the western swing-edged ‘The Future’s Here’. Not to mention a silvery take on The Davis Sisters’ ’53 country hit ‘I Forgot More’, along with an ebullient run-through of Mac Davis’ ‘Hard To Be Humble’, with an appropriately swaggering lead vocal from the Lawyer. 

Golightly has really hit her stride with these Brokeoffs projects.

Gary von Tersch

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