Friday funbag:: Tribute to Construction & Destruction

Port Greville’s Construction & Destruction has a sound built from love and contrast. David’s guttural vocals and sludgy guitar riffs are the perfect counterpoint for Colleen’s falsetto and dime store casios, and the unique mix of raw energy and quirky tenderness is something to treasure.

 

Years ago, the duo started writing songs as they rebuilt an old seaside home. Now, almost five years and four albums later, the duo has a catalog to be proud of and the respect of every band with whom they’ve ever shared a stage. Sadly, they still fly under the radar.

 

To help right that grievous error, The Burning Hell front man Mathius Kom rallied the troops and surprised the band with a stellar tribute record. First thing first; when it comes to the artists that recorded a song for Here Comes The Gold, it’s an embarrassment of riches. Snailhouse, Baby Eagle, Shotgun Jimmie, Wax Mannequin, and Al Tuck are just the tip of the iceberg, but regardless of the artist, each song is recorded with love and respect.

 

If you are familiar with the beautiful contradiction that is C&D, it’s hard not to enjoy Dog is Blue spirit and whimsy on “The Oracle”, Catherine MacLellan’s beautiful vocals on “Slash and Burn” or Shotgun Jimmie & Jay Baird’s heartfelt take on my favorite C&D song, “Thank You.” But to be honest, I’m more excited for the music fans that have never heard Colleen and David’s songs. The talent Mathius pulled together makes this gateway impossible to and should finally help Construction & Destruction draw a much larger following.

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MP3:: Shotgun Jimmie & Jay Baird - Thank You

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MP3:: Dog is Blue - The Oracle
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