Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

by John Grant


Original Release Date: 2015-10-09

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

As epitomised by a title track referencing his haemorrhoids, the former Czars frontman has lost none of his candor or humor on this third solo album. His melodic skill remains intact too and, after the electro-pop of 2013’s Pale Green Ghosts, Grant investigates robotic funk (“Snug Slacks”), taut techno (“Disappointing”) and sumptuous FM rock (“Down Here”) while skewering ex-lovers and contemplating personal crises. Even on his most upbeat record yet, it’s an ability to amuse, shock and discomfit–sometimes in just one verse–that makes Grant such a compelling songwriter.

Tracklisting

  1. Intro (1:37)
  2. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (5:30)
  3. Snug Slacks (4:12)
  4. Guess How I Know (3:34)
  5. You & Him (3:26)
  6. Down Here (4:09)
  7. Voodoo Doll (3:07)
  8. Global Warming (4:05)
  9. Magma Arrives (5:03)
  10. Black Blizzard (4:48)
  11. Disappointing (4:55)
  12. No More Tangles (6:09)
  13. Geraldine (6:22)
  14. Outro (0:30)
  15. Intro (1:37)
  16. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (5:30)
  17. Snug Slacks (4:12)
  18. Guess How I Know (3:34)
  19. You And Him (3:26)
  20. Down Here (4:09)
  21. Voodoo Doll (3:07)
  22. Global Warming (4:05)
  23. Magma Arrives (5:03)
  24. Black Blizzard (4:48)
  25. Disappointing (4:55)
  26. No More Tangles (6:09)
  27. Geraldine (6:22)
  28. Outro (0:30)
  29. John Grant With Royal Northern Sinfonia
  30. Global Warming (4:14)
  31. Black Blizzard (4:56)
  32. Drug (3:53)
  33. Geraldine (6:23)
  34. No More Tangles (6:18)

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Tickles,_Black_Pressure
Format Vinyl LP Album (Lavender), Vinyl LP Album (Orange), CD Album, CD EP, All Media Limited Edition
Label Bella Union
Catalog Number BELLA505V
Notes Released in a gatefold sleeve. Also includes a 16 page 11 1/2" square booklet. LP 1 is lavender vinyl, LP 2 is Orange vinyl. Limited to 500 copies. Rough Trade European exclusive.
Discogs URL John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure