Several years after his group Legends of Rodeo released their first album, John Ralston returned with his own debut full-length, Needle Bed. And it's an album that has several highs and very few lows. After the light, flighty "No Catcher in the Rye," which would fall somewhere between Elliott Smith and the Beatles' "Day in the Life," the record takes off with a punchy and well-crafted toe-tapper entitled "It's Not Your Fault," which slowly adds a guitar and a fuller arrangement. The only drawback might be that it's not ...

Needle Bed [Enhanced] 2006, Vagrant

UPC: 601091043428

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