michael rank and stag “coming hard” and “shot of gold” video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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well, this may be a first, at least for me that is. so earlier this year michael rank and stag released the most excellent, in the weeds, which is sitting in my top ten records of this this year. well, mr rank seems to be on a roll, cause he just released his second record of this, mermaids, and it actually may be better than in the weeds, which frankly i thought wasnt going to be possible. one thing i love about this whole situation is that it wasnt up until earlier this year that good friend of captains dead, jeff zentner brought in the weeds to my attention. now, i was, and still am, a huge huge fan of his 90’s band clarissa, and throughout the years i would check up to see what michael was up to, and maybe i wasnt searching hard enough, but during that time i was coming up empty handed. so you could only imagine my excitement when jeff brought said record to my attention. its also kind of amazing out small of a world it is. i still need to listen to his 2012 release, kin – hopefully in the near future, but i have been really wrapped up with in the weeds, and now mermaids. i really hate saying artists are at the peak of the craft, cause really it sounds like they’re destined to just crap out, but michael is firing on all cylinders, creatively speaking, right now. oh, and what i was referring to in that opening sentence is having an artist with two records in my top ten of the year list. cant recommend both records enough….

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One Response to michael rank and stag “coming hard” and “shot of gold” video

  1. Dwight says:

    Wow – thanks for this I had not heard of and am listening now to in the weeds – this is just my kind of music –
    which leads me to ask – what else mught be on your best of 2013 list that I may have missed –
    my list so far includes Southeastern – Jason Isbell
    Runaway Freeway Blues – Live Cuts and Rarities the Black Lillies
    My favorite Picture of You Guy Clark
    Slaid cleaves still fighting the war
    Chris ThileBach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1
    The Connection Let it Rock
    Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos Live at the Great American Music Hall

    anything else you would like to suggest – even just an an email would be much appreciated

    Dwight

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