An American musician, novelist and actor who has been based in Paris since the late 70s, Theo Hakola – founder of the bands Orchestre Rouge and Passion Fodder – is back with his sixth solo album This Land Is Not Your Land.
This Land Is Not Your Land is more songs about love and hate (of a man, of a woman, of your country or his), more songs about baseball and a life-long need... to laugh.
It is the perfect blend of classic americana ala Woody Guthrie (whom the album's title is based upon) and more contemporary flourishes (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 16 Horsepower) complete with violin, feedback edge and stampeding drums.
It is, once again, music meant to ring out as eloquently decades from now as it does today, and it's words that Melody Maker once called "a lyric of such intensity that it's almost real life."
This Land Is Not Your Land is a knife to the listener's brain as well as the listener's heart, a blade forged by a full and varied existence and happily honed with his concert band The Wobbly Ashes.
The double 12" vinyl LP is packaged in a recycled grey cardstock embossed sleeve and comes with a large insert which contains all the lyrics.
Tracklist A1 The Only Church A2 Ilmarinen's Lament A3 Dead Souls Singing A4 This Land Is Not Your Land
B1 Quicksilver B2 Let Buddy Bolden Blow B3 My Love's Kisses (Taste Like Salt) B4 Fox News Is My Muse
C1 Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks C2 Dump The Bosses Off Your Back C3 The West Is Dead