Somewhere between the breakneck touring to support Pinback's breakthrough Touch and Go debut, 'Summer in Abaddon', and the release of The Ladies' debut album (his collaboration with Zach Hill of Hella/Team Sleep), the impossibly prolific Rob Crow had an epiphany: SLOW DOWN. Not coincidentally, this revelation occurred shortly after the birth of his first child (named Robertdale Crow III, of course). Crow's time at home was suddenly more important than ever. His family is all over 'Living Well', his third solo album: in the album title, the artwork (layered with dozens of family photos), and the intensely personal lyrics which document Crow's courtship with his wife, their marriage, and the subsequent birth of their first child. Not only is 'Living Well' Crow's finest solo album by a country mile, it also transcends many of Pinback's most canonic moments. It has the hooks and heart that he is famous for, with a refined focus not seen in Crow's other projects.
Love the fresh sound of this album. Catchy, interesting (in a crazy way)...a nice mix of styles. Some albums get better the more you play them..this album is just better from the start...enjoy. Robert Wallace
Crunchy power heaviness on the surface but it goes much deeper, actually it is quite sophisticated stuff, musically and sonically. Another marvellous project of the prolific and brilliant Rob Crow. Latching onto a Crow melody, surrendering to a Rob Crow song of any style, is an adventure and Goblin Cock is no exception. Every song here is a killer. Play loud of course and embrace / enjoy the explosion. Jennifer Jupiter