The Crabs

What Were Flames Now Smolder (KLP074)

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Remember the scene from Rebel Without a Cause at the observatory when Buzz says "Hey, I'm a crab!" In that shared moment of intimate humor there was a glimmer of hope. Everything was going to work out this time, after all. Jonn Lunsford and Lisa Jackson have fulfilled the promise of hollow-body rockin' in a grange hall style, a party where you can win the dance contest in the name of love: What Were Flames Now Smolder. A rebel with a constellation. Al Larsen (Some Velvet Sidewalk) wads his guitar up into a ball for one song. Pat Maley tinkles the keys on a few others. Abandon the alter of drab and dull for some stone-free love-itis.

The cover art for What Were Flames Now Smolder was drawn by world-renown comic artist Adrian Tomine.

The digital version of this album is available from Bandcamp

  1. Confess
  2. Love & Hate
  3. February 15th
  4. New Fool
  5. Mission Impossible
  6. The Slip
  7. Debutante
  8. Temper Temper
  9. Holiday
  10. Private Eye
  11. 1863
  12. Time Has Come And Gone