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Johnny Dowd Mother Love

Johnny Dowd Mother Love

Out of print

Release Date February 20, 2001

Catalog No SP542

Formats 7 inch

Johnny Dowd began releasing dark gothic country music just before the age of 50– his debut album, Wrong Side of Memphis, was released in 1998. His latest album, Twinkle, Twinkle, came out earlier this year. The musician’s sole release on Sub Pop was this Singles Club 7”. Both tracks are notably disorienting, oddly mechanical female backing vocals mixing with Dowd’s menacing rasp. “Daddy’s Girl” sounds like an outtake from the soundtrack to David Lynch’s Lost Highway, blues motifs mixed with a surreal soundscape and Dowd’s singular voice.

-Matthew Howland, courtesy of KEXP