Andrew Stockdale/ Keep Moving (Caroline, 2013)
Andrew Stockdale has shelved my beloved Wolfmother for the time being. That's okay though, because this album treads much of the same ground that the band did: a world that stopped spinning in 1975. This is a bit funkier than Wolfmother but is still very Rock and Roll.
Year Of The Dragon sounds like Wolfmother, all riff and hook. Of The Earth is an odd one but I love the end of it. Let It Go is the best Head East song never written. Let Somebody Love You would be a big hit...in 1973. Stockdale is so good at writing songs that sound authentic to the era. Country finds him channeling Neil Young. The melody on Black Swan sounds like Sing A Song by The Carpenters. I'm probably the only reviewer on the entire Internet to catch that, as I am so Metal that I am unafraid to admit not only owning, but enjoying stuff by The Carpenters.
This album has an air of honesty about it. I was wondering why he wouldn't just release this as the third Wolfmother album since he wrote everything anyways. I get it now, though. This is funkier and rootsier sounding than Wolfmother.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 5 out of 5.