Post by Maester Flagons on Aug 24, 2016 1:50:51 GMT
Listened to this song at least four times today. Posting a live version here, which is great even though it doesn't capture the full album recording experience. Might be the recording quality of the song. Nevertheless, a great song and performance.
Also, also - I was reading some music reviews of different albums this morning... and cracking up again. Music reviews can be so, so funny - just so chock-full of hyperbole and overstatement.
And yet, despite themselves, these reviewers can be super inspiring. Every now and then the praise for a good album is almost better than the album itself. Like - check out these closing statements in Pitchfork's review of the 2011 Japandroid album Celebration Rock:
...in writing about something other than the experience of being Japandroids, the duo taps into a power greater than itself to address impossibly vast and elemental topics -- friendship, lust, revenge, art, self-actualization-- with songs every bit as big...
...in terms of lyrics... Japandroids have gone from having almost none at all to packing their songs with an astonishing command of legend and literalism that all but dares you to feel something.
Whether it's a result of faith in religion, in rock'n'roll, or another human being, two completely normal people can love each other with a legendary fire and it's no more ridiculous than two dudes pushing 30 years old from Vancouver called Japandroids making a rock record for the ages. You can be ambivalent about yourself but believe in something bigger, and the message is right there in the title: On Post-Nothing, Japandroids were worried about dying. This is a celebration of being alive.
Hilarious, super funny stuff. I mean, clearly this guy loved the record. His life will never be the same!
(But yeah, okay - sure... I'll probably go listen to it again, when I get home. )
Beth Hart is a great vocalist, but I stumbled upon her while listening to Joe Bonamassa who was apparently a child virtuoso on the guitar. He's in his 30's now and plays rock in' British inspired blues.