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The Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy


Fat Possum



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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." —

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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