3AM Eternal: Booth And The Bad Angel, “Hands in the Rain” (1996)


For his first solo outing following the break-up his band, former James frontman Tim Booth sought out the assistance of Angelo Badalamenti as a collaborator. It was an interesting pairing—the frontman working with another master of ambient mood. The resulting self-titled record under the moniker Booth And The Bad Angel isn’t a bad one; Tim Booth’s voice is always going to be the highlight of any record he’s on, as is his songwriting. Sure, it’s not James, and the collaboration proved to be a mere one-off, but one shouldn’t unfairly cast expectations.

Besides, who else is going to rhyme “rain” with “cocaine?”

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