1- Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song) – Bahamas – It isn’t that Afie is using D’Angelo’s rhythm section, though drummer James Gadson’s opening shuffle on this song has you at hello. It is that the “shooby dooby”‘s are an ace hook, the song is all melody and soft funk ,and the self portrait is self-effacing without being false, it is a mirror into the business of pop music.
2 -Roll On Slow – Glen Hansard – Irish soul man who has been around awhile opens his latest album with a sure shot that works as a gateway drug to a very,very good set.
3- Do YouThink About Me – Caitlyn Smith – The Nashville songwriter goes front and center, but she doesn’t have the charism and if she has the songs I can’t hear em… except for this one.
3 – wings – Eden – It starts like an electronic experimental track before expanding into a phasey, strange tempo, mindfuck.
4 – Young Adult -Inara George – Off a pretty good singer songwriter album filled with jazz inflections and LA soft rock moods, this is the best of them… it puts you in mind of Carole King.Who probably knew Inara’s daddy as well.
5 -Trampled Down Below – Bad mood, somber goth like till it kicks in when it becomes metal Sabbath-y stuff -what’s not to like?
6 – Oh Well – Live At capitol Theatre, Passaic New Jersey 10/17/75- Peter Green’s Mac blues masterpiece, almost a prototype new blues track for the time, performed by his former band but mostly to prove Lindsey Buckingham was a guitar giant and true pretender to the throne.
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!
one of the great top tens of the 2020
will mark their return to the road in early February, 2023 with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates
enjoyable and soulful romp
another full day of music