Friday, 13 May 2016

What we're listening to. Dave Matthews 'Crash'.


1996, the second Album from Dave Matthews and still their best selling.
Not surprising given one track alone ('Crash into me') is worth the Album. Totally, completely.

Matthews vocals are superb and this is folky rock. 

'Tripping Billies' has a hillbilly sound with fighting violins, 'Two Step' is good old rock n' roll, whereas 'Let you Down' is ballady. Pretty eclectic and the Band are from Virginia USA so you get a country sense too. If you don't know them, give them a chance.

All the Album produced by the great Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Stones, Talking Heads etc) but grounded in great playing and strong songwriting. 

If you don't know the Band, this will bring you into them and a really interesting, strong sound that's very different.

This is a great Album and a great single 'Crash into me' which was inspired by Matthews wife (the love of his life). You might also know the Stevie Nicks cover.

A sound of Summer. Try listening to this and then you'll know....



Previous "listen to's" you'll also find on this blog.
......Beyonce 'Lemonade'; Prince 'Sign O the times'; Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories'; Amy Winehouse 'Back to Black';Police 'Outlandos D'Amour'; Michael Jackson Off the Wall; Carole King Tapestry; Beatles Red Album; Sex Pistols Never mind the Bollocks; Sam Cooke Live at Harlem Square; The Doors LA Woman; Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous; Kendrick Lamarr Butterfly; Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace; Clapton 461; Massive Attack Blue Lines; The Clash London Calling; Chris Isaak At The Filmore; Bob Dylan Street Legal; Bad Company Straight Shooter; Jackson Browne Love is Strange; Lou Reed Transformer; Steely Dan AJA; Stones Black+Blue; Stephen Bishop Careless; Nils Lofgren Night after Night; Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells; Neil Young Harvest; Led Zep 4; David Bowie David Live; Van Morrison It's too late to stop now; Wings Band on the run; Rod Stewart Atlantic Crossing; Ryan Adams Heartbreaker; Santana Essential; Bob Dylan Desire; Roxy Music For your pleasure; Bob Marley Legend; Stephen Fretwell Magpie; James Taylor Sweet Baby James; Deep Purple Machine Head; Springsteen Darkness on the edge of town; Leon Bridges Coming Home; Eagles Hotel California; Jungle; Aretha Soul Queen; Neil Young After the Goldrush + Harvest; Zappa Overnite Sensation; Fleetwood Mac Rumours; Keith Jarrett Koln Concert; Doobies Southbound; Stevie Earle I feel Alright; Tom Waits Closing Time; Pink Floyd Dark Side; Van Morrison Moondance; Eric Church Caught in the Act; Randy Newman Little Criminals; Elton John Madman across the water; Patti Smith Horses; Doobies Captain and Me; Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill.