Red Gold Green & Blue

Red Gold Green & Blue Cover
Red Gold Cover

A great listen out of Zak Starkey and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz‘s new label Trojan Jamaica. First release Red Gold Green & Blue is a compilation that features tracks with twists of reggae. “I Put a Spell on You” sung by Mykal Rose spills out a solid cool mellow down tempo in line with King Tubby and Lee Perry. Terrific rendition. “Bring it On Home” is bluesy with a bit of a rockabilly tint, Phylea Carley hits the mark with a hint of ska raggae on “Baby Please Don’t Go.” Love it. Blues and raggae in one bag!

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Side note: the production is amazing.

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Tojan-Logo

Munkey Juice – Her Absence

Hailing from Newark, Ohio (the state the boasts such talents such as Devo! and Roy Rogers) We were wondering what the heck was going on with Track 1 – they almost lost us waiting for the song to kick in – wondering if there was a song – but once it did kick in on “Diana” it was cool…kind of punk primitive rock – everybody singing – no pretentious silliness here. “W.’s Corporation Investigation” did not insult us. Recommend for sure. www.munkeyjuice@hotmail.com (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Rickie Mann – The Little Things

At a first glance at the cd cover you think Stevie Ray Vaughn…and when listening to songs like “Getting Used To Lonely” and “Last Time Blues” on this disc, Vaughn’s influence along with a bit of Steely Dan sound is present on the tracks. Overall, enjoyable music to listen to while downing your Coors lite in addition to great musicanship! No website address but here’s an address: Rickie Mann PO Box 173, Jamestown, KY 42629. (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Sky Saxon & The Seeds w/ Spindrift at Spaceland

Spindrift
Spindrift

Spindrift (bandmembers include some of the infamous Brian Jonestown Massacre players) set the very dimly lit stage on fire with cool spagetti western instrumentals. Toward the end of their set, they banged out the classic song “I’m Tripping on Herion” and then Sky took over the stage playing all his cool songs, including of course, “Pushing Too Hard”. At one time, a “know-it-all” walked on stage through the back stage door and said some negative things to the bass player who then publicly announced the senario that just took place with the jokster and good thing the guy bailed, because the crowd was in disagreement with him. In the middle of the set, I was given the boot (“ouch!”) because Sky’s wife didn’t want any videotaping of the show. (Dawn Laureen)

Willie T and Doctor X – Hogs on Ice

Great cd graphics – tourquise blue, white and black carituratures of the bandmembers as little pigs kicking back, downing brewskies! These guys have a great folky songwriter style to their songs – so much that we could phantom the possibility of this band opening up for “Blues Traveler”. While there’s no website address, here’s their email address: wdr1@aol.com (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

The Clumsy Lovers – Under the Covers

This group comes straight from Canada. They’re not the Canadian Pogues but you certainly can drink to them! If you are into cloggin and upbeat notes, this cd is a must have! Traditional bluegrass with touches of country, celtic and rock. Worth it for the cover songs like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Where The Streets Have No Name” where they give Bono a run for the money! Surf version cover of Norwegian Wood woke us up, so they get 5 stars! www.clrpro.com (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Prime-Time Sublime Community Orchestra

The collage artwork on the cd cover matches the “songs” on this cd. Atmospheric collage type sounds meshed together to resemble nothing cohesive. Frank Zappa does the Planet of the Apes soundtrack. A keeper for one of the reviewers. If you’ve read this far and you can guess which reviewer kept this CD we’ll send you a Dert! goodie bag! www.primetimesublime.com (Mark Englert, WC Moriarity, Dawn Laureen)

Raymond – Raymond 01

Mysterious black cd cover with “Raymond” written silver…hummm…got our curiosity. This disc of indie pop with sounds of punk was engineered by Brian Bwon (Juliana Hatfield, Pilot to Gunner) and offers listeners a slight sinister taste of scream to whisper vocals on song “Nonsense”, while “Trust Me” has an intensity of frustration and guilt. Recommended. www.raymondrock.com (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)