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Schoozzzmmii by Lone Pigeon

Lone Pigeon


Release Date: Apr 6, 2004

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Revolver


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Album Review: Schoozzzmmii by Lone Pigeon

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

As visitors to any city square will testify, there's no such thing as a Lone Pigeon, but Gordon Anderson's recording name signifies the break from his former life. Anderson was a pivotal component of the Beta Band, before fleeing the coop to find a less pressurised environment in Fife. The parallels with Pink Floyd refugee Syd Barrett are innumerable but Anderson is flourishing, not fracturing.

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Dusted Magazine
Opinion: Mediocre

Everything about the Lone Pigeon makes a kind of oblique sense. He's one of those out-of-time pop-artisan characters that you want to love. He was sensible enough to leave The Beta Band before they became a relatively 'big name,’ an almost inverse situation to 'I almost was a Beatle' misery (you'd be glad to have saved yourself the ignominy). The Pigeon's history hints at hide-outs in rural England, psychedelic-record-collection as mentor, and pop fed through 4-track systems.

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