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A fantastic retrospective covering 17 years. For the few who are unfamiliar with Bondi Cigars this double CD is the perfect introduction, for the veteran followers this is a comprehensive overview, with an additional 2 tracks.
The 12 Lies of the title refers to the album’s 12 tracks, all penned at least in part by Bondi Cigars’ lead singer and guitarist Shane Pacey. Typically, the songs touch on the issues of pain and loss; from the lonely pain of life on the road in “Some Other Man”, to a swipe at capitalistic greed in “I Won’t Lay Down With The Devil”.
Down In The Valley
A Bondi’s live album – two CDs of favourites and new additions. Bob Dylan should sign over the rights to “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” to the Bondi’s for their sensational version of this song.
The album features all original material. Ten tracks were written by Shane Pacey, two were written by Eben Hale. The Cigars have earned themselves an enviable reputation as one Australia’s favourite blues/R&B bands
After Closing Time
This is what the band does best: stinging guitar & harmonica driven by a punchy rhythm section. Songwriter Shane Pacey delivers up nine original numbers mixed with a few covers, the standout being the old Dr John track, Imitation Of Love.
Bad Weather Blues
The Cigars have unleashed a scorching set of blues and rock numbers. Most of the albums tracks are Pacey/Karski compositions. The Cigars also show they’re adept at bluesy ballards with track three, Lies And Tenderness.