Past Entertainment Articles.
Article for the week of 5/24/05
Really Pathetic CD Review
Hard Eight –by the Corsairs
By, Paul Mann (Editor and Weirdo)
Avast me a hearty party me buckos, for we are sailing for fine music
with none other
than a new RPP favorite, the Corsairs. This quartet features a sea worthy
bunch of lads with voices as golden as Dracula’s fourth fang. If a Yo
Ho needs to blow the man down, look no further than their latest album:
Who are these nautical wonders and what plank did they walk off of? These
four musical lads often go by the names Scott Goeringer (tenor), David
Hammond (baritone), William Hudson (baritone) and Kevin Lassiter (bass).
They can be heard singing various tunes in the form of sea shanties, Irish,
folk and nautical tunes at various festivals and public gathering places
throughout the year. In the style of “a cappella” these gents will entertain
with no disappointment.
The Corsairs latest CD continues a knee-slapping theme by introducing
a few more of the traditional songs they like, while also bringing out
comedy and a few original numbers. A health to the Company represents
one of the easy listening numbers for those who prefer a soft melody.
Very Unfortunate Man falls into the progressively funny category, starting
out in a serious story and ending up living up to the title. If you need
just plain silly, you will get a kick out of Ranzo Ray which rhymes and
puns to nothing particular. The other numbers, including a hidden track,
shift around offering an excellent balance of listening pleasure.
Overall, Hard Eights comes across as a well rounded album with plenty
of tracks worth repeating. In a Beach Boys meets the Pirates of the Caribbean
style the Corsairs pull off what few vocalists do, make the album the
focus and not just one cool song. For a barrel full of laughs and splendid
performance I bestow a mighty four Arrrrs out of five.
You can buy the Corsairs music, T-shirts and other pirateish stuff at
their website: www.corsairs.com