just when i started wishing i wouldnt love again, at least for the rest of the year, glossary’s the better angels of our nature has me enamored. simply put, its a great american rock record and yeah i love it. it has been on repeat for the past two weeks and it seems that each listen brings something new to gush over. which is the true sign of a great record. lately its been the lone lady in the group, kelly’s shiny background vocals which are a perfect accompaniment to joey kneiser sometimes solemn southern confessionals. lyrically, joey is right on in my book and pens some truly great lyrics. songs about love, loss, failure and death but with a glimmer of hope, no matter how faded it may be, is my manna from heaven.
“blood on the knobs,” could be the greatest theme song for any touring band that figures it might be better just to fade away but then decides to, to paraphrase bret michaels a bit, keep on feedin the bitch that is rock n roll. upon initial listen, “little caney” seemed like your standard rocker fare, albeit great, but lying just below the surface unearths a wonderful lyrical gem about family you never knew, only to be known through stories and fading memories.
if you havent checked out the better angels of our nature yet, and there’s really no reason not to, you really should. considering its free, it makes the deal and journey all that much sweeter. download it here
they are releasing a limited run cd on tuesday, btw.
shout it from the rooftops
here tis the remainder of the bruce show from stockholm.
6. the river
7. you can look
10. american land