Finally read this piece. Happy I did. One thing, though, Mr. Brooks: Your generalization about radio is only valid if you ignore college radio. I'm sure you meant commercial radio, but I feel like it's worth mentioning college radio, which has certainly been around for three decades or so, as a place "people who like music" can find something to listen to over the airwaves.
Long live music AND college radio!
Nice article, Dan. I can't tell if your lament for the ease of defining yourself relative to an evil empire is sarcasm or if it truly pains you.
I personally think the new era where we must actually judge music on it's content is the BIRTH of taste. We can no longer feign sophistication through the laziness of being a part of a non-mainstream counterculture. We actually have to think. We may have to explain and justify our identities by developing our own values.
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Thank you so much Mr. Brooks! Your words hit me right in the 'aw shucks' part of my chest. It is truly very appreciated.
This whole thing sounds ridiculous and I can't wait to witness it first hand!?
His video "Prayer Loop Song"has been seen by over 1 million wordwide on our page
I have seen these guys a number of times and they always put on a great show, Plus they do a kewl cover of Motorhead's "Ace of spades", a song even most three and four piece bands wouldn't dare try to cover!
I definitely think one of true definitions of an artist is one who allows the music to flow naturally through the current life state. That's what keeps the new music enlightened.
Can't wait to check out these guys - sounds interesting. I'm not into hard metal, but my knowledge of all music genres opens my mind to any possibilities. I'm a longtime ago punk fan, and have always loved rock and roll (not the cheesy overplayed class(ick) rock). I will definitely check it out and WELCOME the new arrival! BRING IT DOWN!!!
I wouldn't say that Chris La Tray is a bad writer here. After all, he's merely covering a two track record.
"Songs come in hard and fast - then leave" when coupled with "There's no this is what you should do" leaves the reader a bit in the dark.
Was Chris amazed at this release? Disappointed? Does he recommend fans of a particular genre to get this 45? What's the motivation for this effort? Where can you get it? You mean to tell me that out of two bands, (probably totaling like a dozen people) not one could be reached for a comment??
Chris' writing is great. I liked how he ended with "Just because you know more than three chords, doesn't mean you have to play them." Clever, but this article is missing vital info and seems - uncaring.
Nice article, Erika! Looking forward to Feb. 27th at The Roxy with NDPH.
This is so great. And I had never before noticed that Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” is “Jingle Bells” played backwards. You are absolutely right.
Bundy rules! Be there tonight, Missoula!
Did we listen to the same album?
Autumn is an ode to a dear friend who died an early death. Give these guys a little credit. Each track conveys a separate emotional experience. They are talented musicians and show us a new side of themselves with each album. They continue to grow and impress. Dont miss the chance to see them live - they never disappoint!
Drink another Mountain Dew sweetie.
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My wife and I are huge Chuck Prophet fans. Always wonder why he's not more widely known...
Great band, great review!
The record is about his father's passing last winter and Ty's subsequent falling out with his mother. Also, what on earth is that first paragraph supposed to mean?
excellent written piece on Chuck and his band who are just storming gigs this year possibily his best band to date great guitar duels and an awesome album release always a great gig he never lets you down
I gave up looking for the "next dylan" when I heard Chuck. there is something undeniably both familiar and original in his vast body of work. He can be both deep and snarky, devoted and jaded , all at the same time and don't get me started on his guitar hook skills. He never seems to take himself too seriously , even when releasing some of the best produced cds out there. His band, the Mission Express, back him perfectly.
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