1/  Wild River                                 (Kidney)                      4.40
  2/  Shattered Image                            (Fier,Skopelitis,Kramer)      5.25
  3/  Angel of Death                             (Fier,Skopelitis,Kramer)      4.43
  4/  Lucky                                      (Kidney)                      4.54
  5/  Darklands                                  (Fier,Skopelitis,Kramer)      6.46
  6/  A Letter Back                              (Kidney)                      7.04
  7/  Over                                       (Fier,Skopelitis,Kramer)      7.38

          Recorded at Platinum Island, New York
          Engineers: Steve Rinkoff, William Garrett, Robert Musso, Oz Fritz and
            John Herman
          Mixed by Steve Rinkoff at Platinum Island
          Assistant: Oz Fritz
          Produced by Anton Fier
          Bassmatter vesion remastered by James Dellatacoma at Orange Music, West Orange, NJ
          Project Coordinator: Sarah Auld
          Drum Tech: Steve Klatz
          Equipment rental, humor: Artie Smith
          Cover concept: Robert Longo & Chris Mathan
          Design: Chris Mathan
Anton Fier: drums; Robert Kidney: guitar, vocals (1,4,6); Amanda Kramer: keyboards, vocals (2,3,5,7); Bill Laswell: bass; Nicky Skopelitis: guitar; Jeff Bova: keyboards; Bernie Worrell: keyboards; Aiyb Dieng: percussion; Chuck Leavell: organ; Larry Saltzman: acoustic guitar; Mick Taylor: guitar.

          1989 - Celluloid Records (USA), CELL 6138 (Vinyl)
          1989 - Celluloid Records (USA), CELCD 6138 (CD)
          2023 - Bill Laswell Bandcamp (Bassmatter Subscription Exclusive)


By and large, A Dead Horse tosses out the supersession approach of previous Golden Palominos efforts to concentrate on a steady core roster of Anton Fier, Bill Laswell, and Nicky Skopelitis; vocal chores are evenly divided among the Numbers Band's Robert Kidney and Amanda Kramer, formerly of Information Society. A subdued, moody effort, A Dead Horse lacks the energy and spark of the group's earlier work; only Kramer's lovely "Darklands" makes much of a lasting impression.

3 stars out of 5

Jason Ankeny (courtesy of All Music Guide website)