With the songs: "Orange Kid" and "A Smash".
Phred Rainey-Guitar, Vocals
On "A Smash":
Phred Rainey-Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Awesome songwriting and guitars that sound like showers of
sparks. Joe the Fireman are somewhat akin to the current wave
of alt. country hearthrobs (Richard Buckner, etc.), though their
roots (and origins) are closer to Uncle Tupelo and the American
Music Club. "Orange Kid" is one of the catchiest post-R.E.M.
southern guitar-pop tunes you will hear, while "A Smash" is
moving and moody. Guitarist/vocalist Rainey is now based in
Chapel Hill, NC.
Cover art by Joe Kelley (who also did the 'etchings' on our
High Rise LP's), and then individually colored by people who
care about rock. On clear orange vinyl.