When I hit play on this bad boy I found myself transported back about four decades – this album’s super-cool, retro psychedelic rock and roll is a window to the past. The music is dirty, fuzzy, and classic-sounding and I could not stop vibing on the funky R&B-tinged grooves.
I am totally impressed with the EP’s authenticity – the intentional underproduction, a B3 organ wailing away in the background, and lots of tube amp noise really helped me to feel like I was smack dab in 1976. There is; however, a bit of a novelty factor here and I am not sure this is something that will make its way into my regular rotation.
That said, I am sure I will revisit it on occasion and at the end of the day, The Blue Rider is funky fresh listen well worth checking out.
01. Leave Me Alone
03. Naked Brunch
05. Champagne Problems
07. Start A Fire
10. Winter Alone
Run Time: 23:38
Release Date: September 11, 2013
Check out the album ‘The Blue Rider’