Phil Gammage stunning 2013 single “Giveaway”. It is an evoking and moody piece that recalls the Trouser Press’ review of Gammage’s solo albums with the legendary French label New Rose Records (Alex Chilton, Gun Club, The Replacements, Alejandro Escovedo, etc.) as “underwrought darkside Americana echoing Nick Cave’s fascinations minus the melodrama. Which might well make Gammage this generation’s Hank Williams.”
“This year Phil released two new solo songs, first a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I Guess I’m Falling In Love” which is simply the most useful Lou Reed cover ever…Maybe even better is “Giveaway” a vocal tour de force that has been compared to Gene Pitney though I hear more Scott Walker myself…the two are among the best songs of 2013.”
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“Phil Gammage has released a superb single called “Giveway” (WWV Records), turning on the Elvis croon for a simple bit of doo-wop style magic, enlivened by sparkling instrumental passage.”
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