The album opens with the hushed Mercury Rev-ish "Jesus Was An Only Child", which morphs itself into a New Wave number. He's hushed again on the soft, grounded harmonica-powered "110 Or 220 V".
Stringfellow has a tendency to get melodramatic with his tunes. The schmaltzy glam of "Superwise" makes it one of those tracks you will hate yourself for loving. The overly-dramatic "Shittalkers" isn't quite as redeeming.
Inexplicably an Al Green soul number breaks out on "Pray". On "History Buffs", he verges on piano prog rock. It feeds into the bizarro cabaret of "Drop Your Pride". The medley "4am Birds/The End Of All Light/The Last Radio" is a rudderless drifting mess.
It's not all a trainwreck. "You're The Gold" is an outstanding pop rock tune. "Even the Forgers Were Left Fingering the Fakes" is a trippy late-Beatles-style pop ditty. The heartwrenching country duet "Doesn't It Remind You Of Something" is a fabulous lament.
Those shining moments are simply too few and too far between to make Danzig In the Moonlight a recommendation.
Best tracks: "You're The Gold", "Doesn't It Remind You Of Something"
Track listing for Danzig In the Moonlight:
- Jesus Was An Only Child
- 110 Or 220 V
- History Buffs
- You're the Gold
- Drop Your Pride
- 4am Birds/The End Of All Light/The Last Radio
- Odorless, Colorless, Tasteless
- Even the Forgers Were Left Fingering the Fakes
- Doesn't It Remind You Of Something
- Savior's Hands
- You're a Sign