Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs - All Her Fault
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All Her Fault (Transdreamer, 2014)

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs

Reviewed by Dan MacIntosh

Holly Golightly the musician will hardly get confused with the high class party girl played by Audrey Hepburn in the Blake Edwards directed/Truman Capote penned "Breakfast at Tiffany" film. In contrast, this Holly Golightly and her bassist/group partner Lawyer Dave make mostly loud, loose, beery roots rock and country together.

"All Her Fault" may not be a stinging indictment of either sex, at least not conceptually, but the man in "Bless Your Heart" sure gets a boatload of blame with its lyric. At least this one's a fairly clear musical statement, with clearly enunciated lyrics.

Which can't be said for much of the rest of this album. It's oftentimes healthy for musicians to take a relaxed approach to recording material, but Golightly is relaxed - maybe too relaxed. For instance, "Don't Shed Your Light," a duet between Golightly and Lawyer Dave, features a vocal that is just a little too low in the mix to completely understand or fully appreciate - even though it has a really cool organ part worthy of a '60s Eric Burdon & The Animals hit song.

"All Her Fault" has the combined effect of a house for sale that might make a really beautiful home sweet home for someone if only someone would clean it up a bit.

CDs by Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs

Clippety Clop, 2018 All Her Fault, 2014 No Help Coming, 2011

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