Performer: Pete Krebs Title: Western Electric Style: Alternative/Indie Rock,Contemporary Folk,Sadcore Duration: 29:52 Relesed: March 11, 1997 Recording date: 1996 Rating: 4.7 Votes: 622 Other formats: VOC TTA MP3 MP4 RA AU
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And like Elliott Smith, Krebs has the songwriting talent to keep his sad songs from wallowing in self-pity. The lyrics are uniformly solid. Songs about bad love ("Love/Hate" Relationship"), disappointment ("Madison"), and failed hopes ("Horsepower Daydreams") are sympathetically performed. Other songs, like "JFK," feature lyrics ("Idle ways for idle times/memorize your power lines") that are interesting and slightly obscure.
Pete Krebs is an American musician from Portland, Oregon, best known as a member of the punk-pop band Hazel, and for No Confidence Man, a split record with Elliott Smith. Krebs was a member of punk bands Thrillhammer and Hazel, bluegrass band Golden Delicious, gypsy swing band Pearl Django and later recorded solo as a singer-songwriter. In 1997, Krebs released Western Electric.
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Krebs' second album Western Electric, was produced by tunesmith Elliott Smith. Much like Smith, Krebs' songs reflect on love gone bad without reverting to simple "woe is me" shortcuts. Although many of his lyrics are a bit obscure and fragmented, they still convey a helpless desperation that is beautifully expressed. Pete Krebs' often detuned indie Folk Rock is organically comprised of the best songwriting elements. High plains drifting country leads a la David Roback weave in and out of intimately whispered vocal harmonies and heartbreaking lyrics. Krebs' second album Western Electric, was produced by tunesmith Elliott Smith.
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More albums by this artist. Count: 12. Views: 1. Western Electric tracks. Horsepower Daydreams. Purple Heart of Texas.
Purple Heart of Texas
One Last Time
Demon for Today
Tom Waits and the Attack of the Crab Monster
Pete Krebs / Elliott Smith
Joel Chernick - Mastering Chris Cooper - Design Pete Krebs - Bass, Composer, Drums, Guitar, Melodica, Primary Artist, Producer, Sound Effects, Vocals Kevin Richey - Organ, Producer, Vocals Elliott Smith - Composer, Drums, Guest Artist, Keyboards, Organ, Producer, Sound Effects Denny Swofford - Mastering Bob Waldman - Photography