THE HIDDEN HAND


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The Hidden Hand- "Resurrection of Whiskey Foote"
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Release date: Feb. 2006

Track Listing

1.Purple Neon Dream
2.Someday Soon
3.Dark Horizons
4.Spiritually Bereft
5.The Lesson
6.Majestic Presence
7.The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote
8.Lightning Hill
9. Broke Dog
10.Slow Rain

This is the third full-length album from Marylands' The Hidden Hand. After firmly establishing themselves with their two previous albums: Divine Propaganda (2003) and Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (2004, released on Southern Lord), HIdden Hand unleash another epic masterpiece: "The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote." Lyrically the band has evolved from their previous politically charged content also incorporating historical story based lyricism. Musically there is a subtle southern or classic rock vibe (ala killer slide playing from Wino and even some Harp by Michael Anthony Miller) that creeps into the foundation of their brand of dark, heavy, progressive rock. Only a lineup consisting of the capable "rock-veterans" that make up the Hidden Hand can properly pull off an album of this magnitude. Vocalist/songwriter Scott WINO Weinrich (whose rich history includes being a song-writer, vocalist and lead guitarist in: Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls and contributor to Dave Grohls' Probot album) is joined by the kick-ass rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Bruce Falkinburgh (who also recorded the album) and drummer Evan Tanner. The union of these 3 incredible musicians produces a unique sound force that is setting a precedence that most bands will find impossibly challenging to match.

-Statement from bassist Bruce Falkinburgh regarding the album:

"The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote" is less of a "concept" album but more like snapshots or "episodes" of a larger story. The basic premise that drove the song writing is that early in the history of modern America, there were numerous conflicts or rebellions amongst truly early pioneers, the fledgling colonial governments, native peoples, and those brought here against their will. We devised a character, a fictitious "hero" of sorts, namely Whiskey Foote who was indeed one of these first "americans" being perhaps the 1st generation son of an indentured servant and an African black or Native American person - essentially "mixed" in ethnic or racial origin, a true modern American. He was free, but a part of an expanding frontier that was rife with conflict, many times against a governing system that was on the verge of tyranny as in the case of Bacon's Rebellion or the Whiskey Rebellion, etc..."

 

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