HUGO RACE AND THE TRUE SPIRIT; Rue Morgue Blues
LP (1987), Used
Rue Morgue Blues is a perfect title for the tenebrous kind of Gothic blues Hugo Race performs on his debut album. But among the many that play Gothic rock Hugo Race occupies a special place – he’s on the avant-garde top of this high and bleak crag. And every song is a tiara shining with its own unique jewels. Saxophone opening “Rue Morgue Blues” is magnanimously fabulous and the song itself is no less than public flagellation. Murky, industrialised gothic blues a deeper shade of dark than anything The Bad Seeds ever quite managed. Music to hide bodies to.