Just slightly ahead of the curve once again..
There weren’t too many places where I could get my fix of a consistent, guitar screeching, drum pounding rock and / or roll. It’s out there, I just have to work a bit harder to find it, but shouldn’t it be the job of the labels to spoon feed me what I’m looking for? Well, if so, the labels are doing a piss poor job of it.
One of the bands I glued onto early was the Sam Roberts Band. I had no idea who they were. I had no idea which part of Canada they were from. But I knew “Where Have All the Good People Gone?” was a damned fine song and I kept my ear out for more from them.
They came to the Calgary Folk Festival last year - I was fortunate enough to get a pair of comps from BVMC for Thursday night, the only night I could go. As it turned out, the same night Sam Roberts AND the Weakerthans played. That made for a fantastic night out with Mad Axe Max!
It turns out that the Sam Roberts Band apparently have done well for themselves. When Rebekk listened to the CD she said, “That’s the song they play at the baseball game all the time.“ Heh. Good taste, kid.
Unfortunately, the song this morning was “Rarefied” off “We Were Born In A Flame”. The early stuff is always the best, but the hardest to find. NO LINK FOR YOU. How about you go pick something else to watch on your own?