|© 1982 Ruby Records, Ireland
No Heroes was the final studio record that Barry Moore released before adopting the
performing name Luka Bloom. Moore was not to introduce the trademark Luka Bloom electro-acoustic
sound until 1990's Riverside, but No Heroes comes a step closer with the rapid downstroke, heavy
strumming of "Winona" and "German Girl". The guitar playing is less intricate than
the 1978 album The Treaty Stone, lacking the lengthy instrumental solos of that album. But it also finds
Moore focusing more on his songwriting and less on new arrangements of traditional songs. The
reflective "Newbridge Town", and the Nick Drake-inflected "Feeling Inside Me"
and "Mother, Father, Son" are particularly strong examples, though they pale in comparison
to his later work.
Review by Evan Cater
All Music Guide - www.allmusic.com