most of the time when i get emails touting this band and that band i typically dont read the actual release. i usually just skim for key words like who they supposedly sound like/influenced by, and well thats really about it.
so, when the release for coyote bones gentleman on the rocks came across my in box and likened them to “something lou barlow’s sebadoh would have released in the early 90s..” i of course had to check em out. we all know i am more or less stuck in the 90s. anyway, while i can kinda here the smash your head on the punk rock era sebadoh similarities i hear more like the first and only good wheat record. did they fall the hell off or is it just me. that first record was so, so good then meh the rest of the way. back to coyote bones, their debut gentleman on the rocks features members of a whole bunch of bands/artists i have never heard of including the anniversary, jet by day, neva dinova, etc. members of tilly and the wall participate as well – i have heard of and dig them.
stream gentleman on the rocks here
i was lucky enough to see three of springsteen’s solo ghost of tom joad shows. to say they were amazing is an understatement and doing the experiences an injustice.
here he is performing on the ghost of tom joad tour @ the univ of akron on 9.25.96
1. tom joad (woody guthrie)
4. highway 29
11. born in the usa
12. dry lightning
part two will be posted tomorrow.