Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Vaughn & the Dead River Angels|
Robert Vaughn & the Dead River Angels
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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When at their best, this CD crackles with energy and spirit
loce_the_wizard | Lilburn, GA USA | 12/17/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Robert Vaughn and the Dead River Angels is not likely to strike a chord of familiarity, which is really too bad, because what's good here is killer good. Mr. Vaughn and his ace band, when at their best as on tracks such as River Queen, River of Love, or Ride Angel Ride are a tour de force, crackling with energy and spirit. Some of the ballads, such as 4th of July or Upon This Lonesome Sea, also hit their mark, stirring up powerful emotions.
Mr. Vaughn, clearly the principal personality here, invests quite a bit into these feisty songs, but one reason most folks will never have heard this CD is that the music here cannot be slotted into those neat, artificial categories required to get any airplay. When revved up, the band sounds like an amalgam of the Eagles (predating Hotel California, back when their best ever musician Bernie Leadon was still in the fold), the Outlaws, Steve Forbert, and a dose of Springsteen's power chords.
Not everything works here: Heartbreak and Ecstasy and Blue Country don't quite gel and the cover of CCR's Have You Ever Seen the Rain? never resonates with me.
For the record, someone has already made the requisite Band from U.N.C.L.E. connection. . .