Friday, February 27, 2009

You don't know, you think you know

You had her all wrapped up in a neat and tidy package... One that you would never open. You thought you knew, but you didn't know.

You didn't know that she eats dark choc-o-late and reads dirty magazines.
And it was even news to her that you could kill her with a kiss.

She had no idea how badly she'd need to try to step into your open arms, and she had no forethought about demanding a kiss.

She broke a few rules.

[Harrison Hudson - Kill Her With A Kiss]

This is the only picture of Harrison Hudson I've ever seen, so I was taken aback when I heard the tunes on their debut album Blood, Sweat and Sweat. It's like I am hearing a more approachable, more fun-loving, but just as hard-rocking, Chris Robinson.

Pictured here is the frontman for the three-piece band that bears his namesake. Hudson is backed by Brandon Dees on bass and Steven Kadar on drums, who are talented enough to sound like a quintet. They really embody the southern rock sound. And of course the genius that are Andy Hull and Jeremiah Edmond signed them to Favorite Gentlemen. I am entranced by the sound and the lyrics. I can't be more eloquent than that.

I even love that they managed to make a word like "Californ-I-ain't" sound cool, as demonstrated in Track 4, "California Girl".

Ah, that's a better picture. I am going to become a groupie. I am in love with these guys. I need my saving grace; I keep fallin' into love with every pretty face I see...

Probably the song on the album that is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with any of history's greatest southern hits would be track 6, "Clown". Oh please be my guest and enjoy. ENJOY!

Oh, I gave you my heart and you took it like a common meal...

[Harrison Hudson - Clown]

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And just for the hell of it, play Blood, Sweat and Sweat (by the way, could you get a better name for a good strong rock and roll album coming out of Tennessee?) side by side with the Black Crowes. Do it. I dare ya.

1 comment:

DanaLalevee said...

I happened to see Harrison Hudson when my recording industry professional fraternity, Omega Delta Psi, booked them for a show in Murfreesboro, TN. Incredible music! I enjoyed the performance and seriously want to see HH again. Great article!