Watching the Detectives by Elvis and the Attractions is playing all day on Durham Cool. The virtual JukeBox is stuck in this lovely groove rut and thus grist for the mill (see practice).
Today we heard Genius Killer for the first time thanks to WICB, one of the nation’s best College Radio stations, still making news and great musical programs daily. WICB 91.7 Ithaca College, “the Station for Innovation,” for introducing us to the Mommyheads Genius Killer track. The Genius killer tracks build with orchestral momentum, synchronous guitar lines, and melodic vocals. A great lyric, tight arrangement, songs, and, most significantly, lead vocalist Adam Cohen AKA Adam Elk. Which late 70’s early 80’s singer-songwriter does Adam sound to conjure up?
What occurred to Nashville and mainstream country music is our fault. Our collective fault due to the passive way we comply when our music devolves to a corporate advertisement rather than a human expression drawn from the drama of “real” life.