As usual, Jack's been holding out on us. A couple of musicians I bumped into recently told me that, if they were younger, they'd move to LA or Cleveland.
I wasn't convinced. Then I found Foxy Shazam. 6 very ugly guys with some very old notions about rock 'n' roll. First rate players (an extremely inventive trumpet player) and a lead singer with a voice that doesn't often come from the US, unless you're Robin Zander. He can do some amazing stuff.
Their latest is "Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll."
How can you hate a band of white guys that sings:
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Show me later on
That's the biggest black ass I've ever seen
And I like it, I like it
Clevleland does rock!
If it doesn't kill me, it only makes me bitterer.