Three very different new albums crossed my path recently and today I am featuring a track from each. The first is from a band we looked at earlier on this year after the release of their album, the aptly named The Unravelling. I’m talking about Drive-By Truckers.The topics covered were a hard-hitting social commentary about American life at the time.
When I that heard that AC/DC had released their first new album in 6 years I was sceptical as to whether they could possibly ever capture the sound and energy that they had always been known for. Also, was the question of who would be in the line-up? After all, founder member Malcolm Young had passed away from dementia in 2017, Brian Johnson’s hearing had deteriorated to a point where struggled to hear, let alone tour, and Phil Rudd was facing major legal issues in New Zealand. The future of AC/DC hadn’t looked very bright for quite a few years.
27th October 2020: I would like to tag this mini-feature as local music but although Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg he frequently moved back and forth between the States, England and South Africa throughout his childhood. When his father, a physicist for IBM, passed away in 1977 his family moved back to Johannesburg. OnContinue reading “Mini-Features: Dave Matthews Band”