Last Set of the Night
Review by Jimmy Olander of 4-Time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Winners & 12-Time Grammy Award Nominated DIAMOND RIO. 'Last Set Of The Night'... The 15 song debut by Brendan Loughrey & Bluestack does not disappoint. This no-punches-pulled album is a testament to the undying passion & resilience of the Irish. Few acts have the following or fortitude to release such a record and only the infamous Wolfe Tones come to mind as I listen to the rebel attitude inherent in each and every track. 'Please Don't Die Willie Nelson' is an original and hysterical attack on pop music and simply must be heard. The vocal's on the opening song 'Natives' are astounding and Chuck Berry was right to have this kid open for him, refering to Bluestack's' Irish born frontman Brendan Loughrey. Another gem on this album is 'Back Home In Derry', a song fused from the melody of Gordon Lightfoot's 'Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald' and the haunting, visionary lyrics of Bobby Sands MP, a political prisoner who give his life while on hunger strike in Northern Ireland on May 5th 1981. Another track truly worth a mention is 'Go On Home British Soldiers', a rebel song if ever there was one and this is the tune that got Brendan barred from every 'Fado's Irish Pub' in the United States! Even the CD itself looks and feels like and old vinyl 45 record. A thought provoking and intensely passionate debut and a 'must have' CD. *Explicit lyrics tracks 8 & 14.