Title : Father John Misty – Fear Fun. Format : Vinyl Record. Label : Sub Pop. Cat Num : SP970. Barcode : 0098787097016
Release Date : March 5th 2021
2021 Reissue of Father John Misty’s debut album ‘Fear Fun. Musically, Fear Fun consists of such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, ‘All Things Must Pass’, and ‘Physical Graffiti’, often within the same song. Tillman’s voice has never been better and often sounds like Roy Orbison, “The Caruso of Rock”, at his most joyous, while the music maintains a dark, mysterious and yet conversely playful, almost Dionysian quality. Lyrically, his absurdist fever dreams ofpain and pleasure elicit, in equal measures, the blunt descriptive power of Bukowski or Braughtigan, the hedonistic philosophy of Oscar Wilde and the dried-out wit of Loudon Wainwright III. Will appeal to fans of Fleet Foxes, Saxon Shore, Damien Jurado.