The Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy


Label:

Fat Possum

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AFAT 17231
UPC: 767981172316
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Teenage junkie, basketball addict, and literary shooting star (he completed the justly revered book Basketball Diaries when he was 16), Carroll transforms himself into a postpunk lead singer on his debut album. And a fairly successful transition it is. Crisp, rhythmic guitar lines set the stage for his tales of New York City lowlifes, junkies, and three rather salacious sisters. It's a bleak record and a hopeful one — a peculiar and peculiarly Catholic mix; at least, that's how Carroll accounts for it in the title track ("I'm a Catholic boy, redeemed through pain, not through joy)."

"The formula really comes together in the unforgettable 'People Who Died,' as Carroll salutes a litany of ODs, suicides, and other fatalities. If this isn't one of the '80s' greatest albums, it certainly has one of the decade's greatest songs." — Amazon.com



1. Wicket Gravity
2. Three Sisters
3. Day And Night
4. Nothing Is True
5. People Who Died
6. City Drops Into The Night
7. Crow
8. It's Too Late
9. I Want The Angel
10. Catholic Boy

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