Preachers Son – 10 stories tall (The 59) #341

The ’59 2018 #341: 181207

Preachers Son – 10 stories tall (2014)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 56 – 2014.

If we’re to believe all we read about Brian Hogan, the frontman of this gritty Irish rock band, he really is the son of a preacher man. Eschewing the message of the gospel for a musical life, first with fearless folk/world act Kila, and now with Preachers Son, Hogan clearly aims to make his mark. In other words, the cleverly-titled 10 Stories Tall sets out its stall right in front of you, unafraid that it might crush your toes.Tinged with the kind of grease you find on a busy garage floor, this is swamp rock as referenced by David Bowie (Johnny’s Alright might just infringe Rebel Rebel’s sleazy copyright, but I won’t say a word if you don’t), Jack White and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Occasional tune similarities aside, expect fractious guitars and, frankly, downright filthy riffs. preachersson.com Download: Johnny’s Alright, Not the Only One, Somebody Down

[Irish Times – 1st August 2014]

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Little Feat – Time loves a hero (Epic 2017 #164)

The Epic 2017 Project #164: 170613

Little Feat – Time loves a hero (1977)

Little Feat was formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in 1979, shortly before his death. Surviving members reformed Little Feat in 1987, remaining intermittently active to the present

‘Time loves a hero’ was their sixth studio album and the last to be released before Lowell’s passing.

J J Cale – 5 (Epic 2017 #029)

The Epic 2017 Project #029: 170129

J J Cale – 5 (1979)

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‘5’ (strangely enough) is the fifth album by J. J. Cale. Released in 1979, it was his first album for three years. Most of the tracks were recorded and mixed at The Lakehouse, Old Hickory, Tennessee. Later, when the album was re-issued on CD, for unknown reasons “Katy Kool Lady” was replaced by a new song, though it was still listed as the former on the CD.

Billy Cox (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) played bass on 5.