John Wesley Coleman/Gary Stewart- Split 7" ~300 RESSED!
John Wesley Coleman/Gary Stewart- Split 7". John Wesley Coleman III bonds with Gary Stewart, a relatively unknown country blues singer. Gary Stewart had a patchy career that never quite took off. Praised by many of his peers (Dylan included) he struggled to make a name for himself and eventually committed suicide after what seemed like a lifetime of personal tragedy. 'Ramona' featured on his 1988 'comeback' LP 'Brand New' is presented here in all its outlaw/honky-tonk glory. It sounds very much like a lost mid 80's country classic. It's a very clean, well produced and well performed Nashville style piece that does, at times, bring to mind Dire Straits. It's covered under the slightly more ambiguous title of 'Oh Woman' by John Wesley Coleman III with the assistance of Sub Pop stoners Jaill and is dealt with respectfully by the artists whilst adding a lo-fi edge that smudges over the slickness of the original. For those of you into the country music, this will be a pleasant trip.