Tim Burgess - ‘I Believe In The Spirit’ (PIAS)

15 Dec 2003

debut solo-outing for the charlatans' frontman; release - '03.
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Tim Burgess - 'I Believe In The Spirit'

To be any more cocaine than Tim Burgess' debut solo-single, would be but to become the drug itself.

Maybe it's the shuffling acoustic-playfulness of the track's engrossing minimalism, or tappy, clappy percussion and enriching organ, or - even - the inlay-sleeve's image of a burning chicken playing the sax (no, really), but we at rockfeedback can't help but acknowledge a serious chemical-charm to Burgess' altogether more stripped-back and warmer new workings.

And, shockingly, coupled with a joyously soulful cover of the Marley-sung 'Who The Cap Fit', it all works shatteringly well.

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