Litter & Leech
released march 2006 - Trash Tone Records
Knowing each other for almost a lifetime (playin' together in several bands) Litter and Leech in 2005 finally decided to go for that sound they always had in mind. Does anyone know/remember DBM&T: Fresh Ear (1971)? sure not, we guess - non fashion acoustic driven music that fascinated the two eversince. The idea was to create own visions of songs that inspired their lifes plus own material (new and old) - they started to play very simple versions of these songs and dug deeper and deeper for arrangement and dynamics. Slowly .. very slowly .. they found what they were looking for: a full sound based on two acoustic guitars/vox that delivers the songs on their own vision. Still defining and re-defining ...
Introducing Litter and Leech !
by Gary Pig Gold
Direct from the quite-legendarily Unsound Home CD Series, in the above-grand
tradition of the magnificent Mungo Jerry, with all the semi-fi glory of the
more Scoop-sublime Pete Townshend, and harkening straight back to those
distant daze when People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair comes my old
media and genre-hopping pal Lord Litter alongside his lifelong right-hand
guitarzan Lefty Leech.
Now together these two raving folkabillies, armed with a mere twelve strings
strung up two acoustics between them (plus the odd dash of keys 'n' beat
here and then there), slap-happily produce a rhythmic revue as wholly
unhinged as it is simply unplugged. And not surprising at all, is it, with
just one look at their choice of source material - Marriott/Lane, the Young
Springfield, Edmunds and Cash and even John and Paul - decisively proving L
& L are more than extremely out on the right channel throughout this bold
new socio-musical mission of theirs.
So if you have ever for one moment wondered exactly what those silvery
Beatles might sound like if they were still today playing Sunday matinees at
the Kaiserkeller or Star Club, Introducing Litter and Leech is the closest
any of us may ever truly get to revisiting then recreating, as these two
surely have, the rockin' way the roll used to be ...before it became content
to wear stars on its brow, that is.
Introduce yourself today then, I say. Being sure to tell 'em Gary the Pig
sentcha, of course.
1. Burned 2:11
2. How Come 2:24
3. Deborah 2:23
download MP3 (1,9MB)
4. Two of us 3:03
download MP3 (2,4MB)
5. Looking for Paul 3:10
download MP3 (2,5MB)
6. Marrakesh Express 2:50
7. The Universal 2:15
8. Doggone Lonesome 3:00
Lord Litter: vocals, guitar, arrangement, production, song selection
Lefty Leech: guitar, vocals, arrangement, song selection
f e e d b a c k
Thanks for those downloads. Great stuff!
Two Of Us brings back special long ago summer memories for me and your
version is delightful to listen to - a winner!
The "Deborah" song is cool & sweet. Your strong, raw, intense and gutsy
vocals are well complimented by the fine melody & lively guitars. While
listening, I could actually see "pretty Deborah" in my mind's eye. I hope you make a video of this song. Rockin' guitars and orchestral arrangement with elements of folk ballad. Well done!
David Rubin - http://www.DavidRubin.com
Greetings LL.......and ' congradulations ' to Litter and Leech with your most excellent and entertaining new release . A fine set
of songs my friend....with fun and heart dripping in every corner . I know this project meant the world to you...and it sure
turned out very cool and well performed . Here's wishing ya'll all the luck and thanks so much for sending . Rave on brother
Eddie Russel, DJ, Texas -
Great stuff. Love the vitality of the sound and the almost hidden, understated complexity of it. Full of change yet very smooth. Really nice.
Variant - http://www.Variantmusic.com
I'm very impressed by the tunes you've attached and your unique,
aggressive approach to the arrangements.
Larry V - Root Deco - http://www.rootdeco.com
Litter and Leech keep rockin'. I like what you've done, especially on Two of Us where you've really expanded on the premise of the original. Excellent.
Bob Hoy & The Jolly Beggars - http://jollybeggars.net
Your version of Two of Us is ULTRACOOL.
I love the way you guys alter the riffs and add trippy fx to the vocals. And the horns are cool.
Mountain Mirrors - Jeff Sanders http://www.mountainmirrors.com