Something You Love, an album highlight also ticks the boxes that make the blue collar men nob and sob into their beers as he sings about running into an old friend, swapping stories, having a few drinks etc… The company has closed he finds out, budget cuts and setbacks so it’s time to get out there and do… something you love! Springsteen would be proud!
It’s a wonderful collection of anecdotal tracks that provide just enough grit to appease your classic rock fans and more than enough Americana to placate those that miss the sounds of the late great Tom Petty.
We were very conscious that it wasn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea and it would turn a few heads, but I suppose that shock factor element was partly intentional.
‘I could blame Jesus, I could blame momma, I could blame Brahma for all the bull that’s in my head’ showing that Steven Tyler can still put pen to paper and win.
And actually the whole CD shows these different styles of traditional American sounds (Blues meets Country meets Bluegrass Rock) and the natural way of Duffy’s voice (both raw and clean) is perfectly suitable to fit these various music styles and make it a pleasure to listen to the album from start to finish. Duffy is a huge talent, who could easily be on a major label and let’s just hope this Dead man walkin’ will be his breakthrough record
It wouldn’t have benefited me in any way. I would have been singing somebody else’s songs.