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Classic Album Review: Greg MacPherson | Maintenance

The folk-punk troubadour serves up a handful of solo acoustic gems.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


WHERE YOU’LL FIND THEM: Storming the barricades.

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LOWDOWN: If you listen to college radio in Winnipeg, chances are you’ve heard folk-punk troubadour Greg MacPherson’s solo acoustic revamp of The Clash chestnut Bank Robber. Granted, it may be the obvious standout on his solo acoustic EP Maintenance. But it’s hardly the only selling point. Along with stripped-down versions of two tracks from his last album, this five-song disc delivers a pair of new songs, including the harrowing and intense Company Store, a tale of downtrodden workers’ revenge inspired by real-life events involving MacPherson’s grandpa. Even without his electric guitar and bandmates, MacPherson packs enough emotional punch to rock your world.