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Gogh Van Go


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Pop/Rock

Status:

Most recent album, Bliss Station (1997)

See also:

Wikipedia's page on Gogh Van Go

Comparisons:

10,000 Maniacs, Innocence Mission

Covers/own material:

Mostly own

General comments:

Solid '90s pop music with an interesting edge. This isn't one of the multitude of bands named Go Van Gogh, but is a Montreal duo with a great pop sensibility. Sandra Luciantonio's voice reminds me just a little of Katell Keineg, Natalie Merchant, and Mary Ramsey (of 10,000 Maniacs and previously John and Mary). Dan Tierney writes most of the tunes and is an excellent pop tunester. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Gogh Van Go

Recordings:


Gogh Van Go

Release info:

1993—Audiogram—AD CD 10058

Availability:

Disc stores in Canada

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of 90s pop

Group members:

Sandra Luciantonio—vocals
Dan Tierney—vocals, acoustic guitar

Guest artists:

John Souranis—bass guitar, guitars
Steve Hogg—acoustic guitar, tambourine, bass
Joel Zifkin—violin
Pierre Marchand—keyboards, drum programming, bass, accordion, guitar, percussion, piano
Michel Pépin—guitars, mandolin
John McColgan—drums, percussion, water heater
Marika Tjelios—bass
Ronald Jones—drums, tambourine
Robert David—flute
Sylvain Clavet—drums
Paul Deslauriers—guitar

Produced by:

Pierre Marchand

Comments:

Some wonderfully ethereal songs, some sweet songs—this is pop compared to a lot of ecto, but much more interesting than the non-ecto mainstream. Their one cover on this collection is Lennon's "Instant Karma". "Call it romance" in particular is a great song, and the rest of the album is consistently good—from the first song, "Bed where we hide" to the last, the poignant "Kiss the ground" you know you're in the hands of great popsters. (Neile)

Bliss Station

Release info:

1999—Audiogram—ADCD 10099

Availability:

Available in Canada

Ecto priority:

Recommended for pop fans

Group members:

Sandra Luciantonio—vocals
Dan Tierney—vocals, guitars, percussion, noise & samples

Guest artists:

Yves Desrosiers—guitars
Jean Massicotte—keyboards, programming, noise & samples, brass arrangement
Alain Bergé—drums, percussion
John McColgan—drums
Michel Dupire—percussion
Jean Francois Lemieux—bass
John Souranis—bass, brass arrangement
Gilles Brisebois—bass
Mario Rodrigue—noise & samples
Ron Di Lauro—brass
Muhammad Abdul Al Khabyyr—brass
Jean Pierre Zanella—brass
Aron Doyle—brass
Robert David—brass

Produced by:

Dan Tierney

Comments:

Heavier—or at least a little less frothy—than their debut recording, this is still pretty infectious. (Neile)

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