Craig Bennett

Wet Playground

Wandering Ways

Soviet Tanker

Bathing Suit

Strange Machine

My Little Inner City Ghoul

Has-Been and Wife

Happy Hollowdays

Incurable

Dead Astronaut

Hello Pharmacist

     "…One of the best singer-songwriters to emerge from the British pop tradition can be found right under our noses. In Georgia, in fact…Bennett is really a poet with a guitar...(He) colors his songs with true nonchalant cool. Overall, Craig Bennett is a songwriter for whom no obvious contemporary parallel exists. In short, he's the best "British" songwriter America has produced in some time, and his brand of elegantly layered pop is well worth checking out." Matt Fink, DOA (Denver,CO)

 

     "Bennett has a wry take on relationships. His lyrics have plenty of bite, but these aren't the songs of some disillusioned, heart-broken misanthrope. That's because Bennett is just as likely to turn the mirror on the characters in his songs (characters that are most likely him, at least from time to time).

     Coming to the heart of these observations isn't easy, however. Bennett hardly writes shiny songs, and while his plodding melodies do carry some charm, they aren't instant crowd-pleasers. Repeat listens are necessary, and recommended. Highly recommended." Aiding & Abetting (Durham, NC)

 

"Craig has one of those voices that stands out in a crowd of singers. His vocals are very soft and subtle, but contain a presence that is undeniable. The music is well composed with very unique and intelligent lyrics. Just don't expect the same old regurgitated crap from Craig Bennett that you hear everyday…" Michael Allison - THE GLOBALMUSE

 

"Craig Bennett serves up his pop with dark overtones, creating a hazy and depressing sound that takes the best from Bowie, Pink Floyd, and 80s new wave goth. Bennett is at his best when it sounds like he's not even trying. It's a strange and ironic coolness that holds a loose grip on this record." MISH MASH

Craig Bennett Happy Hollowdays LP

BC40-02 Happy Hollowdays CDLP

"Wet Playground" taken from the full length release "Happy Hollowdays" all other tunes previously unreleased. All songs written and produced by Craig Bennett. Recorded at Black Cottage Spring-Summer 2000

BC40-01 Wet Playground CD Single

Single
LP

Wet Playground

Wandering Ways

Soviet Tanker

Bathing Suit

Strange Machine

My Little Inner City Ghoul

Has-Been and Wife

Happy Hollowdays

Incurable

Dead Astronaut

Hello Pharmacist

Warm Coma

Maxine had a Visitor

Dead Astronaut (Re-entry Mix)

Wet Playground

Craig Bennett Wet Playground single

CREDITS: All songs written and produced by Craig Bennett. Mastered by Glenn Schick at Glenn Schick Mastering, Atlanta, Georgia. Edited by Donn Aaron. Band: Craig Bennett- Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard. Diana Hoskins - Drums/Percussion. Cody Ellis -bass. Odette Chartier - contrabass, cello, and voice. "Buddy" Dharma - violin. Slovac Twardowicz - accordion. Blake Street - all horns. Susan Raney - voice. Sleeve design by Robert Lee. City photos by Robert Lee and Craig Bennett. Photo of Diana and Craig by Daniel Dinardo

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