Covering the Beatles is always a gamble. As is a new DC film (boom boom). I’m saying that Gary Clark Jr pulls it off in serious style. Though, given how angry he looks in the video, I’d say that even if it weren’t true.
Category: Track of the Week
If you don’t believe in love, romance and passion, this song might just change your mind. The lyrics are beautiful, Hawley’s guitar has the most fantastic amount of reverb, and the chord progressions soar upwardly like a stairway to the stars.
It’s no surprise that Aretha Franklin can sing but this performance for Carole King is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It will warm your very soul.
Apparently, “Shinyribs is an American country-soul, swamp-funk band from Austin, Texas.” I don’t know what swamp-funk is in all honesty, but if it’s as much fun as this song then I like it.
If S.O.B is new to you, you’re in for a treat. Also, where have you been? You must listen to it immediately – you can thank me later.
Tender Surrender is the greatest song Steve Vai has ever recorded. Also, the greatest moment in neo-classical guitar-playing takes place in it. That is all.
The inaugural Track of the Week on Lauditorium is the appropriately named Quintessence from Quincy Jones – find out why this track resonates with me.