Frightened Rabbit – Liver! Lung! FR!
Frightened Rabbit – Liver! Lung! FR!

Album Review

Album title
Liver! Lung! FR!
Artist
Frightened Rabbit
Label
Fat Cat
Release date
30 Mar

More info

Frightened Rabbit play Captain's Rest, Glasgow on 31 Mar and The Bowery, Edinburgh on 3 Apr.

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Frightened Rabbit – Liver! Lung! FR!

4/5 stars
Album review by Nick Mitchell.
Published 06 March 2009

Liver! Lung! FR! is an intermediary fan-pleaser in which Frightened Rabbit serve up a no-nonsense semi-acoustic live set, rigidly following the track-listing of The Skinny’s album of 2008, The Midnight Organ Fight. So you might rightly question the worth of such an endeavour; most live albums usually wheel out an unexpected cover after all. Irrelevant, because this is a band already renowned for their near-transcendent shows, playing a superlative album to a room of real fans at Glasgow’s intimate Captain’s Rest. Ask yourself, do you really need that self-conscious Pavement cover? Still not convinced? Well, there are a couple of ‘bonus features’: Glasgow troubadour Ross Clark “pulls a mandolin from his arse” to guest on Old Old Fashioned, while Twilight Sad singer and bezzie mate James Graham scales the vocal heights of Keep Yourself Warm. Shut your eyes and you’re there, tapping your toe at the front. This may be a fan-pleaser, but only deaf hermits aren't fans by now. [Nick Mitchell]

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  • Can't wait to hear this, you sell it well Nick!

    Posted by Finbarr Bermingham | Saturday 07 March 2009 @ 17:33

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  • After hearing a few teasers of this online, and in videos, I'm excited about the Captains rest show at the end of this month. I think it's fundamentally going be the same thing but their songs seem to work amazingly well as close-quarters singalongs - should be a good night.

    Posted by Ryan Drever | Monday 09 March 2009 @ 17:13

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