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Every Tuesday, Sometimes Sunday - Bernie Hayes


Label:Half A Cow Records
Released:1999
Highlights:Falling Over Backwards
Matchbox, Cars and Marbles
You Made Me Hard
Your Boyfriendís Back In Town
Casting Couch

Rating: 8.5/10


They donít make albums like this anymore. Every Tuesday, Sometimes Sunday is the debut album from Sydney singer-songwriter Bernie Hayes, whose music recalls such artists as Van Morrison, Nick Drake, Tim Buckley, Love and at even at times the perfect pop of The Plunderers and Someloves. The songs cover a wide range of emotions, ranging from happy and upbeat to sad and haunting. The quality is strong throughout with most of the songs fleshed out by trumpets, strings and xylophones. However, sometimes itís just Bernie Hayes alone with his guitar that has the most impact, as heard in You Made Me Hard and South Perth. Other strong songs include the singles Casting Couch and Your Boyfriendís Back In Town. However, I could have done without Tim Freedmanís overdramatic piano playing on Mission In Life, which ruins the song. Nevertheless, Every Tuesday, Sometimes Sunday is a very impressive album that should appeal to anyone interested in hearing good music. Bernie Hayesí has that special quality that makes him one of Australiaís best kept musical treasures.

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