Fine Wives

Based in Johnstown in the USA Christopher S. BellRod FisherGerald Mattis and Matt Miller form the angst-rock band Fine Wives.

Fine Wives - angst-rock from the USA

Fine Wives

Those who remain alert will be pondering the idea of Christopher S. Bell as a name known and you are quite correct from the previous article about C. Scott And The Beltones – the one and same. However no need to get out the log-tables with Fine Wives who lay their hearts on their sleeves and make it slightly easier for the listener to understand.




A lo-fi jig-saw puzzle spreads across the room in hazy discolouration, though, rather than leaving the listener to connect the pieces the players tease the edges towards each other, whilst leaving the listener to fill in the spaces.

The members do not seek to add volume, rather generate textures which fan inside one another, like bird flight feathers, allowing Fine Wives to provide music which signals dissent, without trying to lead the revolution, as they ponder of dysfunction and request the audience to reconsider their own blind-side and leaving it to them to respond, whilst like a Matron, scowling at the unrepentant.

From the LP Thin Lives (available on bandcamp) the opening of the six tracks Western Standards.

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C. Scott And The Beltones – Comments On The War – Audio

C. Scott And The Beltones is the lo-fi-meanderings of Christopher S. Bell from the USA.

C. Scott And The Beltones

C. Scott And The Beltones




Languishing in my in-box for the past month has been news of the release of the release of the fifteen track LP  – Floored And Bored (available on bandcamp). My apologies to one and all for the delay in getting to the message.

The middle of the album seems a decent place to introduce the music of C. Scott And The Beltones with the self-imploding Comments On The War which trundles around the room like a toy train being pulled on a very long piece of string, colliding into the furniture and continually toppling over, but still making progress.

Not something to put on whilst trying to woo a potential partner at a sophisticated dinner-date, but most certainly to play while eating a fried breakfast to settle the effects of a night on the town.

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