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Freaks for Industry

Tin Men - Freaks for Industry

OPENING ACT By Alex Rawls

Apr-19-2005
www.bestofneworleans.com by Alex Rawls

CD Release Party
The Big Top, 1638 Clio St

Freaks for Industry, the self-released second album from New Orleans' Tin Men, seems improbable. The trio of Alex McMurray on guitar, Matt Perrine on sousaphone and "Washboard" Chaz Leary on washboard was an unusual band configuration from the outset, but McMurray's move to New York City last October after falling in love with a New Yorker sounded like the band's death knell.

The album, though, features the band at its irrepressible best. Recorded...

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liveneworleans.com

Tin Men Rosy's Jazz Hall

Aug-12-2004
liveneworleans.com

I felt pride for New Orleans as Tin Men dropped city references in songs like "Location, Location" and "Uptown Girl." On "Uptown Girl," vocalist/guitarist Alex McMurray spelled out subtle differences between those below Claiborne and those above it. Differences only a local can fully appreciate. This talent is probably one of the reasons everyone I've talked to about Tin Men have expressed nothing but love.
Sousaphone guy Matt Perrine and washboardist Chaz Leary rounded out the band at a...

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Allmusic.com Super Great Music for Modern Lovers

All Music - Super Great Music for Modern Lovers - Review

Jan-01-2003
Allmusic.com by Eugene Chadbourne

The Tin Men trio of New Orleans should for sure not be mixed up with Tinmen, a house music mixing outfit, or T.I.N. Men, a rock band that made one album in the late '90s. Putting aside the small pile of tin entirely, few groups have a sound as nifty as this one.

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