Resting and Recupperating at Home (Part 2)

I’m still all croupy and nasty feeling so I’m not venturing far off the couch this evening; like, at all.  In fact, even venturing up off the couch to change the record over requires more energy than I would like to be giving at this moment.  I’m following up the last 60 minutes of mellow moodiness with this ‘Live From the Legendary Sun Studio‘  album by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.

Grace Potter

I’m not even sure where this record came from truthfully (maybe from Uncle Lance in Rochester) nor do I know much about Grace Potter but today seems as good a day as any to figure it out.

It’s too long to be called an EP but not quite long enough to be called an album, so let’s call it a “mini-album.  It was recorded over several sessions at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis in 2008, while the band was on tour and released on Record Store Day 2012.  It features 7 tracks of 60’s-70’s inspired classic rock with southern rock meets Stevie Nicks-style female vocals. The 4 tracks on the A-side were recorded in 2008 for a ‘Live From Sun Studio’  TV show while the 3 songs on the B-side were recorded in 2009.  All but two of the songs (‘Night Rolls On‘  and ‘Ouuta My Tree‘) are previously unreleased material.

It’s a stripped down production intended to bring out the groovy bluesiness of Potter’s amazing voice.  She is a little Norah Jones, a little Janis Joplin and a little Bonnie Raitt – all rolled into one.  Why I’m only just discovering this now is anybody’s guess, but I’m sure glad I did.

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About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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