The Last Hurrah!!: Mudflowers (CD/LP)
Please note that the vinyl edition is delayed and will ship in week 24. If you want to buy both this and Phaedra on vinyl, and have them sent together to save on shipping costs, we will ship both in week 26.
In young Maesa Pullman The Last Hurrah!! mastermind HP Gundersen has found the perfect singer for this ever developing project that is so dear to his heart. After exploring the possibilites of the drone guitar on their debut "Spiritual Non-Believers" and the slightly more song-oriented follow-up "The Beauty Of Fake", HP is back with a third album that dives straight into the heart of classical song traditions and vintage production values, blending elements from country and Americana, classic British pop, psychedelia, blues and a pinch of soul. Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke notes in his liner notes that "you may think have heard all of this before. But you haven´t heard it like this".
HP Gundersen has been a central figure on Bergen´s vibrant music scene for more than three decades, as producer, composer and mentor for many of the city´s artists.
As a producer he discovered and nurtured the career of a very young Sondre Lerche, and he has produced over 50 albums, including folk legend Tim Rose´s final album "American Son". Also a songwriter, guitarist and pianist, Maesa Pullman performs frequently with different musical constellations in Southern California, being a profiled presence in the local roots community. Her cousin Rosa Pullman sings lead on two tracks, "You Ain´t Got Nothing" and "Those Memories".
Among the musicians we find some of Bergen´s finest as well as American guests such as Marty Rifkin (Springsteen, Petty, etc) on pedal steel, John Thomas (Captain Beefheart) on Hammond organ, Kiel Feher on drums and Jason Hiller on bass.
The vinyl edition includes the full album on CD.