Take the Children and Run
A sterling new CD which revisits two Lange classics--Take The Children and Run, written during the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster but every bit as relevant today as it was then as the Tepco travesty in Japan rages on, irradiating the plant. Another classic, Here's To You Rounders, which has long since been absorbed into the folk tradition both in America and Europe, is revisited with a new time signature and new energy. The blues tradition is saluted with Shotgun Blues and Got What I Wanted, Lost What I Had (the title of Little Richard's never released autobiography). Storm Force Ten recounts in detail the havoc wrecked by coastal drilling made relevant once again by the BP blowout in the Gulf. Add a zany, reggae-flecked Banana Road, a bit of jazz in Happy Hour, some ballads to touch your soul, and a run at The Band's classic--The Weight.