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THE BURNING HELL - NIGEL THE GANNET 7"

THE BURNING HELL - NIGEL THE GANNET 7"

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limited edition RSD 2022 release. The Burning Hell with Nigel the Gannet, a story of the bird who fell in love with a decoy. 

 

On the b-side comes a wondrous cover of Half Man, Half Biscuits - Lark Descending

Over a varied musical career, The Burning Hell have often remained idiosyncratic and unclassifiable, much to the delight of those who love them. Although musical style and influence differs from record to record, and song to song, the constant has always remained Matthias Kom’s singular outlook on the world: wise and naive, cynical and life-affirming, full of brilliant, unexpected narratives and a deeply felt generosity of spirit. The band’s live performances underscore these themes: they exhibit a joy and camaraderie too infrequently seen on stage. Indeed, the essence of the band is inclusive and celebratory; whether on stage or on record, there’s something for everyone. "Nigel the Gannet" is the true story of a gannet in New Zealand, who briefly became an international media star when he died of old age next to the concrete decoy gannet he had chosen as his mate. Though the press spun his story as a lonely one, the song celebrates Nigel’s choice of solitude over social life, suggesting that he knew the difference between being lonely and being alone all along. For the B side, The Burning Hell took a crack at a cover of the excellent Half Man Half Biscuit song "Lark Descending," recorded outside in the woods of Eastern Canada with the help of a solar-powered recording studio trailer.

 

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