Pine Hill Haints
The Magik Sounds of The Pine Hill Haints (KLP254)
The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints [KLP254] ventures softly into the cool, dark whisper of the haunted south. Short, tight spun rhymes about silver quarters and vampires come from a late evening session in a small pink house in south Alabama, located next to an old Native American mound of shells and bones, recorded at low volume with red eyes and open windows. This is the 4th Halloween dance party long player the Haints have cut for K.
"Mrs Pac-Man" sets the theme...although this record is quicker and faster, Buddy Holly pop driven than most other Haint efforts, the opening track places your mind in the smokey state needed to feel the Magik Sound vibe. The sad Queen of all truck stops and late night greasy spoons, the lovely Angel Mrs Pac-man hold her charm over the listener and keeps every loner in tune with midnight feeling.
I used to work a lot of third shift jobs, serving crummy food to sweethearts, the day finished, done, another one in the books, and the great burden of living in a modern nightmare almost, almost felt like it had been lifted...the sweet early a.m. twilight hours, where all humans are brothers again, all hatreds and vices and ill wills are temporarily forgiven, folks smile and tell a little joke or two, and the haunted Mrs Pacman winks eternal in the background...
Listen to "Ms. Pacman" here!