Sunday, May 19, 2013

Paul Coady “Our Father’s Sons”

( There’s a track on here, “Closing Day,” which despite a Springsteen-ian theme sounds almost exactly like a classic Rolling Stones ballad. Think about that -- lots of bands ape the struttery of upbeat Rolling Stones, but who has the chops to pull off a “new” Stones’ ballad? I guess I never noticed Coady’s voice could get so Mick-y, but I also think his backing band, the Edsel Bros., are hitting that magical spot of spare, near perfect instrumentation. That there’s also some power pop/bar band/Americana/rootsy/Midwest alchemy going here (that no Brit band could fake, no matter how many trips to Chess Studio they took) makes this Coady’s best effort yet.

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