Channels street corners on the wrong side of town with existential blues, garage rock and instrumentals that’d find a happy home in a Tarantino spy flick.
That’s All I Need IS all you need to get the mood set to Good Times wherever ladies and smooth gents might want to mingle. It's a record of psychedelic soul and growling 4am slow jams with a solid rock and roll backbone.
Sundowner unapologetically wears the love of the good times on its greasy flannel sleeve. It’s hard to keep the speed steady when you’re pounding along to this album with your boot on the accelerator.
Jane's is a voice that captures the timeless ache that seeps up through the dirt and hills of her native Kentucky and evokes the spook and hope and wonder and joy of the forests and the moon.
Loveless’s true-to-life testimonials hit and hit hard. Be it whiskey, men, god or alienation, Lydia takes them all on. Heady doses of punk rock energy and candor with the country classicism she was raised on; it’s a gutsy and unvarnished mash up.
Full of soulful urgency and longing, conjuring the ghosts of mates-in-spiritual-arms from Dylan Thomas to Johnny Cash.
Clarifies what fans have long known, that there is more to the band’s enduring appeal than riffs and volume, there is the strength of, and in, their songwriting and stories.
To sum up: The space. The rivers. The tall grass. Went back to the folk and blues, back to Townes and Dylan, Jim Harrison and Sam Shepard, driving instead of flying.
The Blacks alchemical balance of orchestral punk, rootsy psychedelia and gut bucket snarl conjures many reference points, but remains uniquely theirs.
MF'n OUTLAW country. Whitey and the boys play with a muscular attack and energy that fills the album with an edge that Nashville’s misplaced or forgotten entirely.
Channels Them-era Van Morrison, New York style Lou Reed, and the omnipresent Bob Dylan. On Imaginary Television, GP combines indelible hooks, penchant for the British blues-rock revival with a touch of the reggae and biting political commentary to produce an incredibly solid record.
Throughout the album is Exene’s characteristic blend of folk, deep country and poppy, wide open spaces. The album brings together the potential and innocence of young love, the gravity of departure, and the symbolic changing of seasons.
Only in Chicago could you have two true musical icons playing with and for each other on stage - their mutual respect, musical abandon and joy plainly evident - on a Monday!