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Download as PDF Printable version. Blues , Americana , Tulsa Sound. Shades And this, mind you, at a time when the punk conscience was emerging on the scene! And only ONE song runs on less than two minutes! And this, mind you, at a time when the prog dinosaur was being exterminated! The longest break from recording so far in the end results in this album, which, despite the short "unpretentious" title, actually has J.
And this at a time when Yes were sabotaging their reputation with Tormato! Imagine that! The first J. Cale album to go down the shitter! Or at least, heading slightly towards that direction. Of course, it's not what you think: it's not at all a sellout or a betrayal of values, on the contrary, the album is just a bit TOO conservative, almost like a defiant I-give-you-this backlash against the rapidly evolving music scene of the time.
I mean, heck, J. But this newly-found minimalism doesn't exactly work. First of all, why only ten songs? Just because two of them go over five minutes is no reason to deprive us of the sacred number 12 or Second, where's the diversity?
This is a straightahead straightaway BLUES album for what it's worth, with a straightahead blues backing band, straightahead blues lyrics and pretty conventional guitar and vocals throughout. Another album in only one year, and how dang much it actually improves on its predecessor.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. I didn't want to be the show. The Telegraph. Retrieved LA Times. Daily Kos. Retrieved 9 August Cale prefers to remain in the background". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 3 June Cale rolls on".
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