The Chimes They Are A Tagine

by Mint Biscuit

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Rie's Wagon 03:50
Mudwanging 01:45
Broadcast 26 04:08


The Chimes, They Are A Tagine, indeed.

Photo of me (Richard Thomas) and my little brother (Simon Thomas) at Southerndown Beach in South Wales, years and years ago. Building Castles Made Of Sand!

Notice how I left my younger brother to do most of the donkey work, the back cover shows how dedicated he was to his task, even when the incoming tide began to break the walls down irreparably!

Review of The Chimes They Are A Tagine
by Hans Werksman of

The Chimes They Are A Tagine is the last album that Welsh guitarist Richard Thomas will release this year, wrapping up an extremely busy year for his one-man project Mint Biscuit. It is the first one that is a bit heavy on covers - the Jimi Hendrix classic Castles Made Of Sand, Gomez's Rie's Wagon and Reef's Come Back Brighter. Another first: he tries to sing on all three as well, with mixed results, but he has the courage to try to make these songs he loves, his own.

Some of the original instrumentals hit hard, with the raucous rocker Force of Rabbit and another take on the distortion fest Mudwanging (previously released on Blues For The Red Cow) as the stand out tracks. Broadcast 26, a last minute addition to the album, is a less-is-more exploration of chord sequences, that proves that practicing a lot pays off in spades.

Total running time: 36:40


released November 5, 2021

All music by Richard Thomas
Except: Castles Made Of Sand (words and music by The Jimi Hendrix Experience); Rie's Wagon (words and music by Gomez); Come Back Brighter (words and music by Reef).


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Fresh and crunchy tunes from Welsh guitarist and songwriter,

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