Dick Stusso

IN HEAVEN

$14.41

or 4 installments of $3.60 by Afterpay More info

Tweaked country from an Oakland visionary!

BACKORDER - To keep costs lower for you, we do not carry our full inventory on-hand. However, we can get most items from labels in as little as a few days. We will always notify you if we can't get something.

Purchase this album now and earn 15 Points!

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available

GTIN (UPC): 098787310313 SKU: 98787310313 Categories: , Tag:

Description

That old blues hound dog Bonnie Raitt probably sang it best and most lucid in her timeless, pedestrian hit ”Nick of Time”: ”Life gets mighty precious when there’s less of it to waste.” And so now, her wise lyrical turn seems to be ringing true for Oakland muso Dick Stusso. When we last caught up with this Bay Area BBQ gaucho on his debut, Nashville Dreams, he’d hit that special zen layer of loserdom. He’d thrown up his hands into the folly of failure. He was the affable, bumbling red-cheeked drunk lurking around the edges of the cookout bumming smokes, putting down all the white wine and cocktail shrimp he could get away with. But now, a couple years on, that early-30s existential dread has crept its way into Dick’s purview. With his sophomore long-player In Heaven, Stusso’s numbered human days are on his mind. Without stumbling into pomposity, Dick has taken back the wheel on his life and is doing a bit of hotdogging. The album sounds so assured, you’d never guess the whole endeavor was almost completely down the tubes. ”I was about 75% done with the album and then my apartment got burgled,” Stusso said of In Heaven’s bummer origins. ”They took it all.” Having laid it almost exclusively to tape, there weren’t even files to pull from. But what seemed like another sour turn for Dick actually ended up being a little lemon zest in his G&T. He ended up teaming with psych visionary producer Greg Ashley in a defunct old church, making for a leap in fidelity on In Heaven. The new peacock strut to Dick’s vague longing and malaise suits his countrified T. Rex sound quite well. Exhibit A: album standout ”Modern Music,” a sort of State of the Union and State of the Soul all set over a warm, gauzy glam bass line. ”Nobody wants to look at the dark heart, I don t blame you/Nobody wants to look at the dark heart, myself included,” he sings a low-register Orbison sneer. ”I’m just looking for a good time and a little cash-uh

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
Genre

Label

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “IN HEAVEN”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.