Dave Lippman's tenth album (one 33, one 45, one 78, 2 CDs, nine tapes - don't do the math...), "I Hate Wal-Mart," on Urgent Records. The work of 25 musicians, it includes the following notable tunes:
Also featuring: Bohemian Grove, All My Friends Are Semi-Famous, Straight White Middle Class Male, Free At Last...and more...19 in all...great deal...says Dave...and the reviewers
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His songs are up there with Phil Ochs, mixing
politics, pathos and healthy dose of sarcasm and satire...fleshed
out with a full band, some gorgeous piano, mandolin, slide guitar,
and layered harmonies...An essential purchase."
A satirical ear on the rail, a keen eye on
You are a bitter, bitter (and ugly) man. It is
Well grounded in American musical traditions, Lippman turns a sharp wit to a variety of modern lack-of-life subjects. Time and again he employs just enough humor to make difficult subjects accessible and to deliver his message without losing his listener. Those who love prejudice, stupidity, megacorporations, the Bohemian Club and the disappearance of local culture will hate this CD.
This master of topical tunes from all over the musical map returns with a mighty mix of humor and sincerity that is rooted in folk, but branches out from there. Not afraid to get angry or have a laugh at his or your expense, Lippman strikes again.
What makes Lippman's songs so noteworthy is that, while he has a definite point of view, he acknowledges that political and social issues are complicated - that they have subtety and nuance. Once you hear the first line, you don't immediately know everything that's going to follow.