Adventures in Records
By The Dirty Flamingo
I work with an ex-hippie, and he and I always talk music and what not. We share albumns with one another, he loans me some of his vynil, and I in return loan him some more modern music. There is a forty-five year age difference between us, so we end up trading some drastically differnt musical stylings, but our tastes are quite similar never the less. On this last round about, I gave him some Devendra Banhart, which he loved, and he in exchange gave me a paper sack full of records, which I have slowly been listening to as time goes on. Well, I looked through it and there was lots of differnt music in it, mainly 1960's rhythm and blues. I listened to Traffic, early Tom Waits (Bob regards this as some of the best song writing ever done.), and so on and so forth. I finally reached Ten Years After in the stack and was imeadiatley floored by their sound! I could not believe my ears! It is easily some of the best rhythm and blues I have heard in a long while. Just straight up talented musicians that could play extremely well together right off of the bat. I have listened to that albumn through a good five times now, just sitting in my room watching the record spin and being surrounded by sound, and am still blown away everytime I hear it, and find something new each time that blows my mind. First time I listened to it, I remember Bob complaining that they were not in the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame all the time, something he has actually writen letters about. So it tells you how much Bob loves this band, and how it has effected his life. Well, now we both p**s and moan about them not being in the Hall of Fame. Buy this albumn, and listen to it! You will not be disapointed.