Love Money & Revenge
Hot on the heels of 'Broken Hearts & Bitter Ends' comes LOVE, MONEY & REVENGE, Shandy Lawson's fourth full-length release. Decidedly more upbeat than previous releases, LMR covers familiar ground (odd personalities, unfortunate coincidences, bitter ironies and even a little revenge from beyond the grave) but does so in more relaxed and outgoing way. For those of you not familiar with Shandy, this CD is going to be lyric-driven folk, mostly acoustic, and fascinating. The lyrics tell stories and introduce characters that are not soon forgotten. 'Love, Money & Revenge' stays true to Shandy's 'Folk-Noir Ballads & Acoustic Brawls' motto, and touches upon the following: - Death row, the bright side - Homeless romance - An appearance of the Virgin Mary in an old lady's driveway - Loose change and what to do with it - One tired cop - Love (gasp!) - Something that Shandy did, which may be great or may not be very great at all - A tricky teacup with poison in the bottom of it - Lots of good friends in a small, small room If you have any sense at all, there's really no reason for you not to like this album. Four out of five doctors agree. Cheers!