FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)
Opening with the acidic Jesus What A Jerk, Some Disenchanted Evening was The Verlaines third album and has all the brilliance of the band's previous Bird Dog. Released in 1990, Some Disenchanted Evening sees Graeme Downes and co. taking a more traditional rock approach - and one that can be bitterly sardonic at times. The result is eleven tracks, stripped-back to reveal the gossamer beauty that underlies the band. Alongside the cut-and-thrust structure of the songs, Some Disenchanted Evening yet again displays the breadth, depth and subtlety of Downes musical ideas.