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SIX Ft HICK "Acquaintances"
SixFtHick

Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side
SIX FT HICK "Acquaintances" - BR089 split 7"

Another Six Ft Hick masterpiece ! Simply one of the greatest song from the greatest band of all times !






GENTLE BEN & His Sensitive Side "Abandon Ship"

Other side, other style : Mister Ben Corbett & His Sensitive Side. "Abandon Ship" is a both raw
and distinguished song.


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"Pour la tournée européenne [de SixFtHick] de l'automne 2008, Beast Records a sorti un split réunissant le Hick et Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side, le projet solo d'un des deux chanteurs de 6 Ft Hick.
"Acquaintances" est un titre grinçant qui hérisse le poil, en même temps que quelque chose d'abrasif et assez langoureux, le tout ne manquant pas de cynisme... Un super morceau.
Au premier abord, j'ai euu un peu plus de mal avec Ben (le chanteur gymnaste pour le distinguer de son frère), ça me rappelle les choses les moins réussies qu'à pu faire Tex Perkins, notamment avec The Cruel Sea et puis finalement après deux ou trois écoutes, le titre est bien rentré dans ma caboche. Languissant, habité avec toutes sortes d'arrangements bizarres et lumaires allant même me faire penser, la voix en moins, jussqu'à Tom Waits. Reste que de manière générale, je ne suis pas super fan des albums de Gentle Ben, les trouvant trop maniérés et pas assez percutants sur la longueur.
C'est bien sûr tout autre chose quand on en vient à parler de 6 Ft Hick, qu'il faut au moins avoir vu une fois dans sa vie : show, urgence, folie et chavirage garantis ! Filez lire les live reports."
Tof Prelywise, I Hate People fanzine, n°4 

"Retour aux affaires pour les surexcités australiens SixFtHick avec un split single en compagnie de Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side (l'autre groupe de l'un des deux frangins-chanteurs). On est en territoire connu pour les premiers, avec un mid tempo intense et tendu, "Acquaintances", et on découvre la Face Sensible de Ben Corbett qui propose une sorte de bossa punk qui ne déparerait pas chez Tex Napalm ou Nick Cave. Un travail plus personnel, à découvrir."
Lo Spider, Dig It! fanzine, n°46 


"The other day in a newspaper that shall remain nameless (rhymes with Herald Sun) there was a suggestion that “rock” music was really “hot” at the moment and attributed this to the current success of Pink and country rockers come U2-tribute act Kings of Leon.
I may be preaching to the converted on this one but they are not rock, they are very far from rock. For a quick lesson in what is rock and how to rock check out the split 7inch Vinyl from Queensland bands SixFtHick (pictured) and Gentle Ben and his Sensitive Side.
SixFtHick’s contribution Acquaintances may not be ground breaking, genre defying stuff, it may not even be close to this thirteen year old bands best song, but its still very, very good full of energy, sounds like its been wrapped up in a flannelette shirt, best played loud and taken with some hard liquor. SixFtHick are a solid band who will continue to bring out solid releases. Gentle Ben and his Sensitive Side’sAbandon Ship holds its own with its spaghetti western/murder ballad vibe balancing out the raucousness of Acquaintances.
My ultimate advice is to check out this mob live. Like any good band worth their rock salt (get it?) SixFtHick and Gentle Ben and his Sensitive Side are ultimately known for their killer live shows. However, if you want to get started on a collection of cool underground Australian vinyl then this ain't to bad a place to start."
fishbait, www.thedwarf.com.au


"Without the benefit of the visuals of their live shows, Six Ft Hick live or die by the quality of their songs. The good news is that "Acquaintances" is in the land of the living. It's a heavy-as-shit thumper rather than a tearaway and aurally speaking, fairly jumps of the turntable. If you're going to press a 45, master it loud. The same applies to Gentle Ben's share of the vinyl. It's another slow burn of a song and confirms why these guys are one of the best acts going around in Australia. The finish is worth the build-up. Co-pressed by French label Beast and the bands' Australian imprint, Spooky, ample copies have made their way around the world for you to lack an excuse for not owning it."

The Barman, www.i94bar.com

 
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