When “The Curse of China Bull,” the first track of Ghost of a Man, the new solo album from deposed Horrors frontman Paul Cary (no, not the good Horrors. Some other one), comes on, it promisingly blends haunting rockabilly with old, old, old school blues – think Robert Johnson. When track two, “Yes Machine,” comes on, it repeats the exact same trick. When track three, “Iryna,” comes on, it… well,
At his best,
Ghost of a Man has the following things going for it:
But I don’t think I’m going to stick around to find out. Ghost of a Man passes by in 31 minutes’ time without much to recommend a repeat listen. It’s inoffensive, it’s bland, it’s a reminder that music has greatly improved over the last 100 years.
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