The Rising Pints

The Rising Pints

Mark Renne-Burke sent in this review of the first Rising Pints album, The Rising Pints. For those of you who missed this masterpiece released by Celtic Otter back in 1997, just click on the image where you can listen or order it. Mark discovered the review at this URL. Apparently, they used to sell our CD, but “this product is no longer available”. First we heard about it, but it’s nice to be appreciated enough to be ripped off 🙂 Read below to see the text of the review and join us in wondering what “Wainwright-esque” means! “This is the debut recording from the Nagoya, Japan-based Rising Pints. Their members hail from Ireland, the U.S., and Japan, and their style alternates between that of traditional Irish singing groups like the Dubliners and American singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III with his tongue-in-cheek acoustic pop style . Chief songwriter Brian Cullen is from Ireland and is responsible for implementing the Irish folk material, and American Mark Renne-Burke infuses the ubiquitous singer/songwriter elements but they both appear prone to writing the offbeat Wainwright-esque ditty. The two Japanese members Mayumi Nagaura and Eiji Wakami contribute accordion/tin whistle and percussion respectively. ~ Dave Sleger, All Music Guide”

Added: October 14th 2002

Comments are closed.