tim bluhm - land & sea chanteys
(Hufa Records- 1999)
The debut solo album from Hips front man Tim Bluhm entitled Land & Sea Chanteys originally released on Hufa Records is now out of print.
This Way You Fly
by Tim Bluhm
'Land & Sea Chanteys' is somehow different from Bluhm's Mother Hips material. In this way, it's reminiscent of Pete Townshend's solo work, where the narrating voice is the same, but the explorations are far more intimate than The WHO's usual path.
Still, the conflicting sandscapes of impossible heartache and endless embraces, as told through varying, solitary voices, is the stuff of a potential Californian epic. We’re left to keep the beach fire stoked and to sort vicariously through the wayward postcards.