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View Poll Results: Red Hash by Gary Higgins
Excellent 1 16.67%
Good 3 50.00%
OK 2 33.33%
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a thread to discuss this album:-

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Red Hash by Gary Higgins (cd release date: 2005)


Gary Higgins "I Pick Notes From The Sky" 1973 - YouTube
Anyone who`s heard it, or wonders what it`s like, is welcome to talk about it here :-
What do you think, or know, about this guy ?
Does he remind you of any other artist ?
Will you be looking for more of his material ?
Let`s hear it for Gary Higgins.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This sounds very 1973, and I mean that in a very good way. Definitely resounds as that airy forest-y sorta post-prog folk music. I don't think I'll listen to it again and again, but it was a wonderful way to spend 41 minutes.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty sure Jackhammer did a thread on this dude. Good stuff tho, not as husky as Martyn but with nice spacy textures in the sound. Preferable "let's **** in the wild grasses" kind of jamz.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I knew I remembered hearing about this guy somewhere here. Not a whole thread on him but jackhammer wrote about Higgins once. Definitely mostly good.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wanted to like this album, partly because it appears to be a one-off collaboration of forgotten musicians, and partly because I wouldn`t like Cru Hoor`s first nomination to be his last.
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This sounds very 1973, and I mean that in a very good way. Definitely resounds as that airy forest-y sorta post-prog folk music. I don't think I'll listen to it again and again, but it was a wonderful way to spend 41 minutes.
As Joy Circumcision says, it`s very much a product of its time; a gentle, indulgent album, with several tracks that lacked any spark at all to catch my interest.
I liked Thicker Than A Smokie and the songs which had some extra instrumentation thrown in ; the piano on Stable The Spuds, the slide (?) on It Didn`t Take Too Long, but for me the rather dirge-like voice and guitar of GH kept dragging the mood down. I might play it a couple of times more to see if I`m missing the point, but there`s a limit to how many times I want to listen to lyrics like these :-

I`ll drag him down
There`s no hope
Wonderin` how
Gonna meet the Pope.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm sorry to say this one didn't really grab me. I didn't hate it by any means but there didn't seem to be any stand-out tracks that left any lasting impression. Whether or not the rushed production detracted from the album overall is hard to say. All in all I'd say good not great.
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Something very beautiful about this song.



What do you think, or know, about this guy ? Very subtle beauty to the simplicity and repetition of this song, it just flows so beautifull like the guitar and voice are weaving an intricate wicker basket of sound.


Does he remind you of any other artist ? Not Really!


Will you be looking for more of his material ? Hell yes!

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Will you be looking for more of his material ? Hell yes!
There was a 2009 album called Seconds.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Something very beautiful about this song.
What do you think, or know, about this guy ? Very subtle beauty to the simplicity and repetition of this song ....
Hi, Conchobhar ! If you`re talking about the album`s title track, yes, that`s one of the ones that works very well.

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... it just flows so beautifull like the guitar and voice are weaving an intricate wicker basket of sound.

^ This is a truly inspired metaphor, especially for describing a folk album. Wish I`d thought of it myself !!
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