Sunday, October 29, 2023

Record of the Month

I figured I'd do a monthly 'what I'm listening to' kind of thing. This could be viewed as a lame placeholder kind of post. And probably it is. But it's my blog! So there!   

Honestly, until five months ago, I'd never heard of the Record Company, let alone they had three other disks. I'm not has hep as some people (or myself) would like to believe. 

I made their first single, "Talk to Me" a pick a while back on My Music Monday. I'd call it our vacation 2023 song.  You know, a song you hear more than others during certain trips?  This would be that.  ...and I can guarantee that "Talk to Me" will end up in my year-end song selection. 

Due to that song, I just went all in an purchased the album. Twice. One was for me; one was a gift to Morty, as he has a working turntable, I got it on vinyl for him. 

Blobby is not a blues-rock guy normally.  Sure, I have my moments - CCR, early Rolling Stones and a hodgepodge of songs here and there, but with the 4th Album (that's the title of the disk), it mostly all works. 

There are elements of both bands I mentioned here. One of the highlights for me is "Bad Light", which has a very Stones-esque sound. But I keep coming back to others too: "Dance on Mondays", "I Found Heaven (in my Darkest Days)" and surprisingly in a song called "Highway Lady".  On paper, it wouldn't be anything I truly listen to, but I do. 

As the order of the genre has blues come first, and there are true blues moments and songs on this disk. This is somewhat new to me. I mean, sure I've heard stuff before, but never really owned it. Or played it. Songs like that had always been a part of the background for me.  "You Made a Mistake" is the deep dive into this territory. 

There is some rockabilly elements here too, but not as much as you'd think. 

I'd say this is a very different disk for me, and maybe others too. But I'm enjoying it. 

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