Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Brand New Rock 'N' Roll


Inspired by the recent country-rock discussion on the
obner board, this seemed to be a logical choice. The first two solo albums from Don Everly, the self-titled Don Everly from 1970 and Sunset Towers from 1974. I believe this may be currently available as a bundled disc, but the single albums themselves are long deleted. Which is a shame because it's some first-rate country-rock. 'Don't Drink the Water' and 'Februrary 15' are both standouts from the debut album, the latter being a weird folk-rock with a surprising modern feel. 'Warming Up the Band' from Sunset Towers has a surprising near funky groove while 'Let it Rain' could easily be My Morning Jacket's best idea for a cover. Recommended for your Son Volt, Wilco and My Morning Jacket fans.

5 comments:

Roy Pearl said...

DL'd these. I'm not sure why I find it surprising that Don Everly put out such strong solo stuff. It's not like his work as half of the bros was amateur hour. Anyway, thanks for posting (still too cumtree for my tastes, but we all know that means nothing).

Max said...

Just found your blog--a lot of very cool posts--unfortunately many are already down (these included). If you do reposts I'd love to hear these.

DumpJack said...

Hey Max, glad you liked the posts! Absolutely will re-up any downed links, just let me know what you'd like to hear. Check back on these shortly and they'll be active.

doughboy said...

Fabulous. Heard great things about the Don's debut album. Looking forward to hearing it.

Jarno en Danielle said...

You think you can restore the link to Don Everly's ODE Album?

jarno.schipper at gmail.com