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Track: Ghost At The Crossroads

Track: Ghost At The Crossroads

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A mere 30 odd seconds into ‘Ghost At The Crossroads’, Crow’s first new recording in more than a decade, Peter Fenton announces the band’s return by questioning it. “There’s a ghost at the crossroads of a burned out track/Saying why are you back?” Amid the spate of band reunions – some well-intended, others nothing more than a cash grab – it’s refreshing to hear a band a little unsure about their so called right of return. Have they really earned it? And if so, will anyone still care? The answer for Crow is simple: they’ve got unfinished business to attend to, and based on this single alone, a whole lot more to say. It’s not just indie myth-building at play here. Lifted from forthcoming new album Arcane – the first in their original incarnation since 1993 – ‘Ghost At The Crossroads’ is truly up there among the band’s material. It’s quintessential Crow, really: Those ominous opening chords; that perfect balance between light and shade; those spectral backing vocals in the chorus; Fenton’s pointed, inward-looking gaze (“It’s just to easy to dismiss the fact to give something back/This rock’n’roll act”). It’s like they’ve never left.

by Darren Levin

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MichaelDudikoff  said about 5 years ago:


This rules !

MichaelDudikoff  said about 5 years ago:

That chorus divebombing back into those opening chords is just classic Crow.

daveyaviator  said about 5 years ago:

Awesome...wish I had decent speakers to listen to it though

filterfeed  said about 5 years ago:

top song.

__v  said about 5 years ago:

i never really got crow first time around, despite a few attempts

but i like this a lot

really nice production

Gbus2.0  said about 5 years ago:

one of my fave local bands, live back in the day they could be magical or a complete mess, and it was the latter that made me love them even more, cathartic!

whatwhat  said about 5 years ago:

nearly spewed muesli all over the monitor when i saw this at the top of the page.

tres excited.

when's arcane out then eh?

josejones  said about 5 years ago:

''Autumn, 2010 on Nonzero Records''

steveholt  said about 5 years ago:

Don't make bands like this no more

elle-zo  said about 5 years ago:


montyclift  said about 5 years ago:

me likee.

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

This is good, but then I'd probably say that given that I love this band with an unholy fire.

applecore  said about 5 years ago:

Love it! Can't wait for tomorrow night and Saturday Yaaaaaay!!!

ccmotions  said about 5 years ago:

bumping for the dayshift workers

ccmotions  said about 5 years ago:

stop press:

CROW album launch

Friday 4th June @ Notes

more info on Facebook event:

FrankieTeardrop  said about 5 years ago:

I'm really digging this track, so I hope the album is equally as good.

andydepressant  said about 5 years ago:

Wish I had a bit more notice. Got work that night.

andydepressant  said about 5 years ago:

Very exciting that this actually a new song. A lot of the new material the new crow did at first was stuff Fenton had been doing in Silver Machine for a while. This song sounds fucken tops.

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