Imitations proves once again that even after four decades in the game, Mark Lanegan is not an artist content to conform to expectations, but one that will continue crossing borders to indulge his muse.
On Small Fires, the Stone Foxes attempt to bring something fresh into the blues-rock mold, to stand on their own merits and avoid go-to comparisons to their better-known contemporaries. The degree of their success is marginal.
We kick off our latest Between the Grooves series today. Among the records of Tom Waits, Bone Machine is the one fans keep hidden amongst themselves, a secret treasure only the devout are privy to and the seasoned are worthy of. Simply put, it is not for the faint of heart.
Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.