Andy Prieboy

Sins of Our Fathers

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Sins of Our Fathers Review

by Tom Demalon

Former Wall of Voodoo frontman Andy Prieboy followed up his debut, the often inspired ...Upon My Wicked Son, with 1995's Sins of Our Fathers. In addition to playing guitar, piano, and keyboards, Prieboy also serves as producer on a set that is every bit as quirky and eclectic as his previous release. The title track is a scathing, passionate indictment of the failures of past generations, which is delivered over an urgent melody accented with martial drumming. "How Would I Know Love Now" is a manic, galloping cut expressing the indecisive nature of love, and "When the Heart Awakes" is a regret-tinged song delivered in an achingly effective bluesy growl. There are also the tongue-in-cheek observations of songs like "Who Do You Think We're Coming For" and "Daddy Buy Baby a Boob Job." Literate writing, heartfelt vocals, and some fantastic melodies make Sins of Our Fathers a very worthy successor to Prieboy's solo debut.

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