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Clayton Blizzard

A Criminal Record

September 17th, 2008 · post by Fred Goodsell · Make a comment

Presented here are ten tracks from one of Bristol’s finest musical politicos. Blizzard’s cultural mash of rap/folk/politics is like nothing you have heard. Stripped down beats serve as a backdrop for a half sung, half spoken rap style that is both honest and engaging. Blizzard’s live show is a lo-fi, one-man band affair with a simple vocals/acoustic guitar set up however this studio effort sees percussion, samples and electronic beats and sounds thrown into the mix. This only serves to solidify Blizzard’s unique sound.

On top of this Clayton Blizzard is a lyrical genius. He mixes subtle pop references and observations with a scathing analysis of political and social topics.  He covers a diversity of issues, ranging from drug use to slavery and the working day, with a lyrical precision to rival some of the leading, modern wordsmiths.

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