27th of November
Holly Golightly & The Brakeoffs - Sunday Run Me Over (2012)
Whatever syntagma "Garage Rock" means, Holly Golightly and her partner Lawyer Dave fit in. Country, Traditional R&B, Folk, Rockabilly, Alt.Country, Blues, Rock'n'Roll and everything else that comes to mind are mixed up in this unique music sung in optimistic key (this time). Good humor, joy and happiness radiate from this album trying to contaminate us with those nowadays undesirable feelings. The choice of covers, starting with The Davis Sisters No.1 from 1953 "I forgot more than you'll ever know (about him)", through Wayne Raney's (of Delmore Brothers fame) "We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll)"with their "less Jesus more Rock'n'Roll" change to Mac Davis' hit "Hard To Be Humble", show us their intention to make us laugh and transcend us in the good mood. The originals have the same spirit and that all together force us to push repeat button over and over again. Maybe my exaggerated enthusiasm for this album comes from overdose of depressive singer/songwriter regulars on my playlist, but I still think this could be one of the best "under the radar" albums of the year.