Sparrow and the Workshop - Devil Song Single Review

Review of Devil Song Single by Sparrow and the Workshop

Review of Sparrow and the Workshop's single Devil Song.

Sparrow and the Workshop Devil Song Single

Picture this: A hot and dusty desert scene, in the distance we see rugged mountains, to right of our screen enters a Mexican bandit, running for his life tripping and stumbling over rocks and tumbleweeds as if running for his life leaving a cloud of dust in his wake.

[Commence Devil Song by Sparrow and the Workshop].

After 30 seconds the bandit makes it to the left hand side of our screen and his dust cloud begins to settle. Just then a mean looking dude on a Harley enters to the right, creating a huge plume of dust as he tears across the screen. The opening scenes of a Tarantino film I hear you cry. No is the answer! It will be the video for this song which I will receive both writing and directing credits for, if they let me make it that is.

The Devil Song has the Mariachi feel to it typical of a Quentin film, with a driving western rhythm, Dusty Springfield type vocals and occasional whip cracks. The production is excellently done with a 60's sound having been impeccably recreated. Oddly, or maybe not oddly at all, the 3 piece band hail from Glasgow and have an all too authentic country and western sound. And, it's more of the same on B-side 'The Cold Hearted Twist'.

So, I hear you ask 'how does the video end?' Well. the Hell's Angel catches up with the bandit as the 'Devil Song' crescendos and beats him to near death with a whip. As the final drum roll beats out to mark the end the song; the bandit cunningly pulls out a hidden .357 magnum, says 'There are no Angels in Hell Chico' and closes the Angel's peepers forever. Cool.

Rating 9/10

Pablo Roffey




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