This is very very good. Even people who h8 can’t deny this. I’ve been jamming for an hour now.
It’s common in DJ culture to hate all the “famous” guys (many of whom are certainly deserving of contempt) but mostly people have had nice things to say about AM as far as his personality and conduct at shows. This is a really solid mix, too. RIP.
I’m sorry, were you referring to the “Josie’s on a vacation far away” Outfield? Because if you are, it’s possible I may have to rush to the ER to cure the whiplash my seizure of violent disagreement has caused.
Oh dear Bob. That’s an earworm I didn’t want.
Ever notice how Katy Perry looks kind of like a completely debauched Zooey Deschanel?
I stand by my statement, at least for their first two albums (haven’t heard any beyond that—wow, surprised they’ve done so many). They had a very distinctive guitar sound and tight Beatles-influenced harmonies, enough to cut through my defenses even back when Metal Ruled and Everything Else Sucked. (Really I shouldn’t have to defend them any more than Tal does with Double D, who IMHO had one of the best rhythm sections of this same era. Patrick Nagel never designed an Outfield album cover though, to my knowledge)
I mean, I couldn’t name anybody in the band or anything like with Def Lep or something, but as noted in the OP, the opening notes still carry a shock of recognition that is right up there with Don’t Stop Believin’ (hey same key too. Maybe I should do a mashup)…
And yeah, the Katy/Zooey resemblance is very strong indeed. I have no complaints, haha.
(Also, Your Love is one of those tunes where if you pick up a guitar and start playing it, everybody gets all happy and sings along, even if they hated the song to begin with)
Johnny Russell mentioned this one in the tune I posted earlier, so I felt obliged to include it here. An unwavering voice singing an unflinching look at the darker side of alcoholism…”it’s my first one today.” Real honky tonk shit right here.
(The “new country” doesn’t seem to have much to do with stuff like this, does it? I mean some of it’s aight, but mostly it looks like rock ‘n roll refugeeism nowadays, a bunch of heshers doing Van Halen trill-taps and those sorts of things, with the occasional fiddle or steel guitar adornment to let you know that oh yeah, it’s country. I wonder if a lot of it will hold up over time the way this tune does…)