Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Howl

16 08 2010

Listened: Monday August 2

When Howl came out, many hardcore BRMC fans freaked out. Where is the drenching reverb? The head-crunching guitars? What is this dirty bluesy stuff?

I was also shocked at the change, but I quickly came to love it. A couple of weeks before the album release, Hurricane Katrina happened. When I heard the album I was hit by how many flood and water metaphors were in the lyrics (“Racing with the risin’ tide to my father’s door”). The bluesy/gospel sound also led my thoughts to that area of the country. This album never fails to remind me of that time. It was one of those coincidences that makes life interesting.



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21 01 2011
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Baby 81 « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] what I can tell, they mashed up the pre-Howl sound with the post-Howl sound (harder sound, less reverb, especially on the vocals). Which is not […]

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