Paul Thorn :: Pimps and Preachers


Paul Thorn is net als Elvis Presley geboren in Tupelo, Mississippi, zijn vader was predikant en hijzelf was een bokser die het ooit opnam tegen de legendarische Roberto Duran. Dat verleden klinkt luid en duidelijk door in zijn muziek. Voeg daar nog de geest van Hank Williams en het stoere van Bruce Springsteen aan toe en je hebt Pimps And Preachers, de negende CD van de in Europa nog tamelijke onbekende Thorn. Een formidabele plaat, die een perfecte balans vindt tussen de ruwe bolster en de blanke pit.
Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity, and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of PAUL THORN is already familiar. Now, Thorn reveals another layer of his fascinating history on the album Pimps And Preachers, addressing that subject on the title cut and in the intriguing “family portrait” he painted for the cover, which highlights his daddy the preacher and his uncle the pimp.
Born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured a young Elvis generations before, Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Durán on national television, signed with and been dropped by a major label, opened for Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, and John Prine among many other headliners, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time.

Tracklist (CD + deluxe CD+DVD edition):

1. You’re Not The Only One
2. Pimps & Preachers
3. Tequila Is Good For The Heart
4. Love Scar
5. Weeds In My Roses
6. Better Days Ahead
7. Ray Ann’s Shoes
8. You Might Be Wrong
9. Buckskin Jones
10. I Hope I’m Doin’ This Right
11. I Don’t Like Half The Folks I Love
12. Nona Lisa
13. That’s Life

The Best of the Paul Thorn Band live Band Tunes:
1. Mood Ring
2. Heart With 4 Wheel Drive
3. Rocks
4. I Bet He Knows
5. Burn Down The Trailer Park
6. Lover’s Vacation
7. Hammer And Nail
8. Every Little Bit Hurts
9. What Do You Take Me For
10. A Lot Of Good Reasons High
11. I Have A Good Day
12. Joanie The Jehovah Witness Stripper
13. Ain’t Love Strange
14. Mission Temple Fireworks Stand
Acoustic Tunes:
15. If I Can Get Over Her
16. I Guess I’ll Just Stay Married
“Fellow Americans” – a film by John Kane
Paul Thorn Pimps and Preachers BIO 



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