Can you believe it? Two snow days!!! I have been listening to a lot the past few days and I keep wanting to come back to two albums. Two releases from 2009 that have recently piqued my curiosity are Cosmic Egg by Wolfmother & And You Were a Crow by The Parlor Mob. On first listen they seem quite similar and they are to a certain extent, but each provides the listener with both some new RAWK and an updated version of the sound we all love.
The Parlor Mob starts out with a huge blast of Zep influenced high energy Rock & Roll! Hard Times & Dead Wrong let you know exactly where this band is coming from. Flip over to side 2 and the lead off track The Kids really gets you thinking that this band may be the real deal. This is just track after track of great rock music. When I Was An Orphan is another standout.
The new Wolfmother was recommended to my by my son, YoungRockr. I didn’t much care for the first Wolfmother. It was just “OK”. Cosmic Egg is another story. This is much tighter and focused and has a bit more of a doomy Sabbath vibe to it. Do yourself a favor and grab the vinyl, the sonic upgrade is worth it and you get a free mp3 download of the full album anyhow.
So there you have it. Two for a snow day from and OldRockr and former Looney Tunes legend. Well at least in my own mind! More to come soon.