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Monthly Archives: July 2010
A couple of months ago you may remember I declared that J Roddy Walston and the Business were a band you should know. I stand behind that statement after listening to their debut album on Vagrant Records.
If you like rock and roll and I mean balls-out rock and roll that was founded on r&b then you will dig this album. Take a little Stones circa Exile mix it in with some Black Crowes and Jerry Lee Lewis and you’ve got J Roddy Walston and the Business.
I’ve been diggin’ on their sound since a good friend of mine forced me to download “The Times Are A Staying” – which is still my favorite track of theirs. The new album builds on that sound starting with piano-charged “Don’t Break The Needle.” If you’re not stomping your feet by the end of this tune, then you’re either on some really mellow drugs or can’t hear shit.
The rest of the album is just as exciting. Stand out tracks are “Brave Man’s Death”, “I Don’t Want To Hear It”, and “Don’t Get Old.” I can’t comment on their live show, but if it’s anything like this album then count me the next time they’re in Nashville or within driving distance.
3.5 out 5 stars
This looks like some serious shit. If you rent it, please let me know because I’d like to watch it with you.
*right video above now
It never ends. Seriously. Click on the picture. I dare you.
If you’re too scared to click on the picture then click here.
Terrible title for a post, but cool clip none-the-less.
No comment needed for this:
Photos courtesy of J.Lutz
On Monday night I had the pleasure of seeing Sir Paul McCartney perform in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. I’ve been a hardcore Beatles fan since I was in 7th grade and my music teacher at the time made us watch the making of Sgt. Pepper’s (thank you Mr. Biff). That documentary changed my life. I was hooked.
I spent most of high school and college trying to hammer out Beatles songs on the guitar. I tried to use their songs as maps to write my own tunes. I would then get so frustrated because I couldn’t even get close replicating any of their music magic. I’ve got mad respect for The Beatles but who doesn’t?
Paul’s always been my favorite, so when they announced his show at Bridgestone I pretty much freaked out. I couldn’t wait for it. We even made it a family affair. My parents, wife, sister and brother-in-law went with me.
Monday night was everything I could have hoped for. He played a lot of solo and Wings favorites and some great Beatles songs. My personal highlights were: “Blackbird”, “Live & Let Die”, “I’m Looking Through You” and of couse “Hey Jude.” It’s hard to believe that the guy sounds so great at 67. He didn’t miss a beat. If he plays around here again I will definitely be going. You probably should too.
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