Gov’t mule - Latasha Lee - Genesis
Publish date 28-10-2022
GOV’T MULE - BAD LITTLE DOGGIE
Southern rock forever! Southern rock is that rock steeped in blues, distorted guitars, gallows, blood, sweat and tears in short, which circulates in the southern United States. Driven rhythms, cast iron vocal cords, no concession to the show, just music.
This piece is an example of it: tough, quick, intense. They are a band that has been carrying around the sacred word of Southern blues rock for years and they are a guarantee.
LATASHA LEE - WHY YOU DO ME LIKE THAT
Profondo Texas, ma anche un po’ d’Africa.
LaTasha è una cantante soul sui generis. La musica non è quella solita del soul odierno e nemmeno troppo di quello passato. La sua voce ricorda le grandi cantanti soul – una su tutte, Mavis Staples – per la sua durezza.
È una voce aspra infatti, eppure un po’ chioccia – roba che io aborro! – ma non spiacevole. Non solo Africa comunque, ma anche Jamaica.
GENESIS - I KNOW WHAT I LIKE IN YOUR WARDROBE
I don't know why but Genesis with Peter Gabriel always seemed like they came from another planet. Their music of that period is really alien: yes, that's fine, they do prog, but also no, because their music has no comparison with the other prog giants of that period, it goes somewhere else. They had a special magic, maybe it's just my taste, but they surprise me again and again forty years later.
Here is the musical idea that is spatial, truly stunning.
Find it on youtube.com
NP June / July 2022