I See Hawks In L.A. : New Kind Of Lonely – Cd;WSR-CD 006; Western Seeds
Album Kindly submitted by Hemifran
Style : Country
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Our Favourite psychedelica country rockers are back with a new album, Calles New Kind Of Lonely. I see Hawks in L.A. gives a fresh look on the country sound of the late sixties and early seventies. Dominated by bands like the Greatful Death, Commander Cody, Moby Grape and assorted acts the sound of Americana music and country Music was recreated in those days, gradually building on a scene that would later be known as Alt. Country Music.
Their music gradually veered away from that initial sound but the band is without doubt the one and only ambassador out their of that scene. Take for instance songs like “The Spirit of Death” and “I fell in love with the Greatful Death” and you immediately got my point. But the Hawks are more. They tap into the sound of Hank Williams, Stanley Brothers or the Carter Family. On “Big Old Hypodermic Needle” you are introduced in their black and dark humour in a song about two friends overdosing. Excellent music for an old country dance hall. “Hunger Mountain Breakdown” is an excellent bluegrass tune and on “I fell in love with the Greatful Death” Rob Waller sings about four decades of death shows. In good old Death tradition you’ll get some kick ass banjo and virtuoso fiddling.
New Kind of Lonely brings together everything you can expect from an album by the hawks. It is never disappointing and builds up song after song! Another great recording from California’s finest in Americana music.
Mr. Blue Boogie