THE BOUNTY HUNTERS Threads A tear stained scar 1990 Giant records 320 kbps
Everything's for her / Threads / From your eyes / Another chance of heart / All the luck / Hooked to your heart / I'll be your angel again / A picture of you / Hanging your arms / In what she says / Kings & Queens / Crashing round my heels / It only happens with her / Song about you .
Produced by J. J. Foster .
THE BOUNTY HUNTERS : D. Kusworth : vocals & guitars / A. Walker : lead & slide guitar / G. Tranter : bass, vocals / D. N. Buxton : drums , percussion .
Dave Kusworth lay low a while after leaving the Jacobites in mid-'86, spending his time recording a solo album (also credited to the Bounty Hunters, a quartet he led) which was released the following year. Marriage is on Dave's mind on The Bounty Hunters, as several of the songs — which interlock to form a long, vague romantic narrative — make reference to weddings, rings, wives and other such symptoms of betrothal. Showing an affinity for the folky side of Johnny Thunders, Kusworth's thin voice is no dynamic instrument, but it serves the material, as do the energetic arrangements of acoustic guitar and electric rock rhythms.
"Threads A tear stained scar" furthers Kusworth's quest for beauty in the underbelly. With the addition of a bevy of pastoral instruments (ranging from pocket trumpet to harpsichord), much of the material is redolent of that particular time in late-'60s/early-'70s Britain when debauchery gave way to rusticity (à la Led Zep II crossed with Blind Faith). Then again, the volume-heavy stuff could pass for Black Crowes outtakes, so go figure.