Thursday, March 6, 2008

Casual Listening Extra 3-7-08

Casual Listening


March 7, 2008

The Black Crowes / Howlin Rain cage match

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding The Black Crowes’ new release Warpaint, saying that it’s a return to their Southern Rock Roots. I’m glad these guys are still around, but Warpaint doesn’t lift me the way that Southern Harmony and Musical Companion does. It rocks, but there’s a heaviness to it that’s a bit of a drag. If you want a taste of what the Crowes were and could be again, check out this week’s release Magnificent Fiend by Howlin Rain. The vocalist doesn’t have quite the finesse that Chris Robinson has on his best days, but the music feels way more inspired. Check them both out, then write me and tell me what you think.

Flogging Molly – Float

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Make this the Celtic rock soundtrack to your party.

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