Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Alone With Everybody

I was on my way to work this morning, just past Rugeley and it appeared that hell froze over, I know, its weird, and there was snowballs, and above me, a pig flying, and finally I found out that our king was none other than Pease Pudding and his reign was in full swing.

That all said, todays commute CD was one that I was given by my brother in law and up to this point had never been played, it was likely to remain that way into the far future, and it has to be said I was dithering as to if I should break my rules and skip it. I didn’t and so todays CD was Alone With Everybody by Richard Ashcroft. I must stress now I am not a fan of The Verve, not their early, mid, late or reformation stuff, they are the antithesis of what I look for in music and I make no apologies that if you like them, you have given up on music, seriously, you probably like Weller as well and find Oasis the ultimate band, in that case really we have little in common and you should de-friend me rather sharpish.

That all said, remove the singles form this Ashcroft album and you know, it aint half bad, its country rock in its barest form, outside of all the posturing and him going mad with the effects, it really is well written and the Dead, CSNY and The Byrds feature heavily, Gram Parsons WAS part of his soundtrack that year. Which works for me and was a pleasant surprise, prior to listening I was definitely going to put Shit! And 0 out of 10. How wrong can you be. Enjoyable. 6 out of 10

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