Napoleon of Temperance

Dave Cloud

4th December 2006 - Album - FIRECD99

Napoleon of Temperance is a 45 track, double CD retrospective including brand new originals. In April Dave Cloud and The Gospel of Power attempted their first European tour in support of this release. Cloud’s handpicked contingent of caballeros will included members of Lambchop and Clem Snide and conjures the┬ádistinctive sonic magic Nashville has enjoyed for over two decades including appearances in the Norweigan National press profiled as this years ‘IT’ guy of the 2006 BergenFest. Think Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Dan Treacy and Daniel Johnston and you have some idea of what was on show.

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Historian of religions Mircea Eliade described shamans as specialists in ecstasy, able to “penetrate the underworld and rise to the sky” in a transcendent state. It is not surprising, then, that the word “shamanistic” has been used repeatedly over the past 25 years to describe the incendiary performances of Nashville’s Dave Cloud and his band The Gospel of Power. Weekly late-night shows for the unenlightened Nashville masses quickly established Cloud as Music City’s enfant terrible while garnering diehard converts along the way. Holding a dusty mirror to pop music’s tawdry conventions, Cloud and his colleagues deftly dismember the Frankenstein monster of modern musical excess. Despite never previously leaving Nashville Dave has fans as far away as Paris and Auckland. As Edwin Pouncey of The Wire magazine noted, “he sounds more like a cross between acid-addled Roky Erickson and boozed Beat writer, the late Charles Bukowski, than Steve Earle or Willie Nelson.” Napoleon of Temperance is a 45 track, double CD retrospective including brand new originals. In April Dave Cloud and The Gospel of Power attempted their first European tour in support of this release. Cloud’s handpicked contingent of caballeros will included members of Lambchop and Clem Snide and conjures the distinctive sonic magic Nashville has enjoyed for over two decades including appearances in the Norweigan National press profiled as this years guy of the 2006 BergenFest. Think Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Dan Treacy and Daniel Johnston and you have some idea of what was on show. To measure the extent of Dave Clouds fanbase you only have to look east to our neighbours in Norway – so excited were they of his arrival that they asked him personally to rename a venue in his honour. The Old Radisson Hotel in downtown Bergen is now called “Dave Clouds Club El Morrocco”

Tracklist

1. Vixen...Vixen...Fox...Fox
2. Puff Rider
3. Lavender Clothes
4. I'll Run The Jack On You
5. You Missed A Damn Good Chance
6. Goin' To The Go Go
7. Love Jones
8. Cool Water
9. Sleep All Day
10. Subliminal Face
11. Fantastic Race
12. Winter Winds
13. Bugle Call With Guitar
14. Misengendered Mulatto
15. When Everyone Is Gone
16. Sing 9 And 90
17. Motorcycle
18. Summer Holiday
19. Living In Your Love
20. Booty Shoe 2
21. Save The Last Dance For Me
22. Sudden Stop
23. Belinda Purvis
24. Eight Miles High
25. Heat Wave
26. All Day Music
27. Our Love (Don't Throw It All Away)
28. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
29. I'm Into Something Good
30. You Can't Lose
31. Lay Lady Lay
32. Sifu Bruce Lee
33. Get Down Tonight
34. Warmth Of The Sun
35. Young Love
36. Me and Mrs. Jones
37. Lets Spend The Night Together
38. Wild One
39. It Ain't Nothing To Me
40. Moonage Daydream
41. Geronimo
42. Icy Cold Brew
43. Green Fields
44. Teenage Bossman
45. Evil Dracula Man

Description

Historian of religions Mircea Eliade described shamans as specialists in ecstasy, able to “penetrate the underworld and rise to the sky” in a transcendent state. It is not surprising, then, that the word “shamanistic” has been used repeatedly over the past 25 years to describe the incendiary performances of Nashville’s Dave Cloud and his band The Gospel of Power. Weekly late-night shows for the unenlightened Nashville masses quickly established Cloud as Music City’s enfant terrible while garnering diehard converts along the way. Holding a dusty mirror to pop music’s tawdry conventions, Cloud and his colleagues deftly dismember the Frankenstein monster of modern musical excess. Despite never previously leaving Nashville Dave has fans as far away as Paris and Auckland. As Edwin Pouncey of The Wire magazine noted, “he sounds more like a cross between acid-addled Roky Erickson and boozed Beat writer, the late Charles Bukowski, than Steve Earle or Willie Nelson.” Napoleon of Temperance is a 45 track, double CD retrospective including brand new originals. In April Dave Cloud and The Gospel of Power attempted their first European tour in support of this release. Cloud’s handpicked contingent of caballeros will included members of Lambchop and Clem Snide and conjures the distinctive sonic magic Nashville has enjoyed for over two decades including appearances in the Norweigan National press profiled as this years guy of the 2006 BergenFest. Think Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Dan Treacy and Daniel Johnston and you have some idea of what was on show. To measure the extent of Dave Clouds fanbase you only have to look east to our neighbours in Norway – so excited were they of his arrival that they asked him personally to rename a venue in his honour. The Old Radisson Hotel in downtown Bergen is now called “Dave Clouds Club El Morrocco”

Description

Historian of religions Mircea Eliade described shamans as specialists in ecstasy, able to “penetrate the underworld and rise to the sky” in a transcendent state. It is not surprising, then, that the word “shamanistic” has been used repeatedly over the past 25 years to describe the incendiary performances of Nashville’s Dave Cloud and his band The Gospel of Power. Weekly late-night shows for the unenlightened Nashville masses quickly established Cloud as Music City’s enfant terrible while garnering diehard converts along the way. Holding a dusty mirror to pop music’s tawdry conventions, Cloud and his colleagues deftly dismember the Frankenstein monster of modern musical excess. Despite never previously leaving Nashville Dave has fans as far away as Paris and Auckland. As Edwin Pouncey of The Wire magazine noted, “he sounds more like a cross between acid-addled Roky Erickson and boozed Beat writer, the late Charles Bukowski, than Steve Earle or Willie Nelson.” Napoleon of Temperance is a 45 track, double CD retrospective including brand new originals. In April Dave Cloud and The Gospel of Power attempted their first European tour in support of this release. Cloud’s handpicked contingent of caballeros will included members of Lambchop and Clem Snide and conjures the distinctive sonic magic Nashville has enjoyed for over two decades including appearances in the Norweigan National press profiled as this years guy of the 2006 BergenFest. Think Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Dan Treacy and Daniel Johnston and you have some idea of what was on show. To measure the extent of Dave Clouds fanbase you only have to look east to our neighbours in Norway – so excited were they of his arrival that they asked him personally to rename a venue in his honour. The Old Radisson Hotel in downtown Bergen is now called “Dave Clouds Club El Morrocco”

Tracklist

1. Vixen...Vixen...Fox...Fox
2. Puff Rider
3. Lavender Clothes
4. I'll Run The Jack On You
5. You Missed A Damn Good Chance
6. Goin' To The Go Go
7. Love Jones
8. Cool Water
9. Sleep All Day
10. Subliminal Face
11. Fantastic Race
12. Winter Winds
13. Bugle Call With Guitar
14. Misengendered Mulatto
15. When Everyone Is Gone
16. Sing 9 And 90
17. Motorcycle
18. Summer Holiday
19. Living In Your Love
20. Booty Shoe 2
21. Save The Last Dance For Me
22. Sudden Stop
23. Belinda Purvis
24. Eight Miles High
25. Heat Wave
26. All Day Music
27. Our Love (Don't Throw It All Away)
28. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
29. I'm Into Something Good
30. You Can't Lose
31. Lay Lady Lay
32. Sifu Bruce Lee
33. Get Down Tonight
34. Warmth Of The Sun
35. Young Love
36. Me and Mrs. Jones
37. Lets Spend The Night Together
38. Wild One
39. It Ain't Nothing To Me
40. Moonage Daydream
41. Geronimo
42. Icy Cold Brew
43. Green Fields
44. Teenage Bossman
45. Evil Dracula Man

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