Larry O. Dean

Larry O. Dean: Sir Slob

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Artist: Larry O. Dean

Artist: Larry O. Dean
Title: Sir Slob
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Larry O. Dean was born and raised in the rusty wasteland of Flint, Michigan. With a precocious talent for illustration and writing, he dabbled in comics and underground journalism (working with muckraking journalist and Oscar-winning director, Michael Moore) before being bitten by the musical bug. Inspired by The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Modern Lovers, Warren Zevon, and iconoclastic proto-punks Wire, XTC, and The Stranglers, he formed his first band in high school and has never looked back. In San Francisco he found his voice, both as a solo acoustic troubadour and with witty and sardonic avant-pop combos, The Fussbudgets and Malcontent. Steeped in the soul-rock tradition of Big Star, The Flying Burrito Bros., and The dB's, as well as Yo La Tengo's noisy experimentalism and Television's bowery-bred aggression, LOD's songs embrace melodies with lyrics front-and-center, as expected from a widely-published and anthologized as well as award-winning poet. (He is the author of numerous books of poetry, the most recent being I AM SPAM.) Yearning for a change in seasons, Larry moved to Chicago where, since 1996, he has performed in solo acoustic settings, as well as with critics' darling, hook-happy Anglo-pop ensemble, Post Office; string-driven sextet, The Me Decade; and most recently, pop power trio, The Injured Parties. He hosts a monthly singer-songwriter showcase, 'Folk You!' and is a featured poetry reader when time allows. He has showcased at music festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, Memphis, Cleveland, and Chicago.

Tracks:
1.1 Time to Kill
1.2 Lies Return
1.3 King of Close Enough
1.4 Tail Wagging the Dog
1.5 For the Best
1.6 God Owes Us Nothing
1.7 Cuts Both Ways
1.8 Uneasy in That Town
1.9 Panning for Gold in the Litterbox
1.10 Take You Away from Here
1.11 She's a Pacifist (Hidden Track)

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