Boomkat Product Review:
The Vinyl Factory presents the superb new album from world-renowned Vancouver-based artist and musician Rodney Graham and his band. Showcasing his signature blend of rock 'n roll, psychedelia and folk tinged country with a fine line in deft lyricism influenced by Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Lou Reed and punk, Good Hand Bad Hand is perhaps Graham's most accomplished LP to date.
"The packaging is also pretty special - with Graham's classic self-portraiture artwork featuring on bespoke silver foiled gloss coated outer and inner sleeves, housing the album's nine tracks pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.
Though best known as an artist for his films, photographs and installations, music has been a major part of Graham's work throughout his career: from performing with the band 'UJ3RK5' in Vancouver in the late 1970s, through composing soundtracks for slide and film works to, most recently, recordings and performances as a singer-songwriter, including the records Rock is Hard, I'm a Noise Man and his 2007 album Why Look for Good Times?
"Graham has always kept the question open: Am I a musician trapped in an artist's mind or an artist trapped in a musician's body?" Kim Gordon”