Brian Heinbaugh lives in my neighborhood, and he is a lifetime Dad rocker. I even played in a band with him for a short while. He’s a guy that’s always played music, and he’s cool and can write a decent song in a certain Southern Rock-via-Neil Young Style. He’s one of the singers, guitarists, and songwriters from the Augusta, GA-based Fried Goat.
This new CD Rock & Roll Saves Lives, is a pleasant pastiche of early 80’s pop and metal, a little Americana and folk, all filtered through a Southern lens. Examples are the opener ‘L.A. Moon’ with a bit of a .38 Special feel.
‘China Made Me’ is a ‘Lucifer Sam’ rerip/rewrite. ‘Long Goodbye’ is halfway to a Band song, with some barrel-house piano. ‘Leaving Ain’t Easy’ has some folk-rock leanings with a pretty chorus. It’s all good fun.
The CD ends with an earnest cover of Springsteen’s ‘Light Of Day.’ It’s good to hear Brian and his band still working at it. This CD is not the typical Zub fare, but they are doing their thing and doing it well. Check them out at: http://www.friedgoat.com
We received a single link from the band Dot Dash, a power-pop outfit from Washington, DC. They have releases on Canadian label The Beautiful Music and I think they are definitely worth checking out. Their new single is
‘Unfair Weather’ and here is the YouTube link:
It has the great lyric: “I was hellbound fake leather/ Don’t call it a jumper, you know it’s a sweater.” This song gives me a real early Lloyd Cole and The Commotions vibe. Check out Dot Dash at http://facebook.com/dotdashdc