Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Head”

March 4, 2019 at 11:38 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Head” by Mark Lanegan.

Through the wonder of Pandora Radio, I came across an artist named Mark Lanegan. Born in 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA, he’s been cranking out music since 1985. Starting out in a band called the Screaming Trees, he ventured into a solo career in 1990, and in 2000 joined Queens of the Stone Age for a few of their albums. He’s also formed a band called The Gutter Twins in 2003.

The album that caught my ear is Blues Funeral by the Mark Lanegan Band. Mark Lanegan does the vocals, guitar is shared between Alain Johannes, Aldo Struyf, David Rosser, David Catching, Chris Goss, and Josh Homme between the various tracks. Alain Johannes and Martyn LeNoble handle the bass. Jack Irons is on drums. Alain Johannes also does percussion, keyboards (along with Aldo Struyf), and backing vocals. Guest musicians include Chris Goss, Greg Dulli, and Shelly Brien with backing vocals. The album has twelve tracks (plus a bonus track on the Japanese album). My favorites include “The Gravedigger’s Song”, “Bleeding Muddy Water”, “St. Louis Elegy”, “Phantasmagoria Blues”, and “Leviathan.” The songs have a great sound to them that’s unique, resonant, and sometimes haunting. While I did not buy the entire album, I did pick off the songs I liked, and it launched me into a hunt for more songs. That’s what led me to “Head.”

“Head” is a song by Mark Lanegan on his 2004 album Bubblegum. Also released as Mark Lanegan Band, this song is by far my favorite. It’s upbeat, catchy, and a great song for any playlist. It’s alternative rock that fits in with a lot of musical styles. Mix it with some Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC, whatever floats your boat. There’s a lot of musicians listed for the album, so for more details check out wikipedia.

If you liked that, you might also like “Hit the City” and “Wedding Dress” which are also on the album.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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