Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis – Your Face is Weird (2020)

Posted by Green on November 5, 2020as

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As if John Prine weren’t beloved enough, we have him to thank for this stellar new EP from Geoff Palmer and Lucy Ellis.

As Palmer (of The Connection) tells it, he always wanted to cover Prine’s “In Spite Of Ourselves,” but the song clearly needed a duet partner. He met Lucy Ellis (of Lucy & The Rats) and recruited her for the song. When COVID put the brakes on going out, the two decided to record a few more tracks. The result is the irresistibly addictive Your Face Is Weird, eight tracks of solid fun power pop – including four originals and four covers.

The Prine-penned “In Spite Of Ourselves” is easily the record’s highpoint, because… well John Prine, but there is still plenty of charm to the rest of the tracks here thanks to the mix of Palmer and Ellis’s vocals. Zack Sprague also does a commendable job on drums and the occasional guitar. The duo covers Sam Cooke’s “Having A Party,” Kirsty MacColl’s “They Don’t Know About Us” and a fantastic version of the Hal David/Burt Bacharach song “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.”

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