Head Full of Rain
Inspired by a time when songs were written to tell of the places and people encountered on the road, Head Full of Rain is an expression of what it really means to be free. From the psychedelic design on the cover to the songs contained within, this album is a fusion of sounds from the blues and folk of the sixties to the rock of today. It is evident that this album was put together with the same care and consideration of a classic record. The listener gets a sense of an A-side and a B-side, something that is rarely seen in a world of CD's and MP3's. Head Full of Rain takes the listener on a journey, from the southern rock sound of "Bad Solution" to the Dylanesque "Train Song", then from the traditional blues style of "1973" to the final closing song "Kenting Sunset"; a melodic tribute to a coastal paradise. Head Full of Rain was recorded in the tradition of the blues. Bradey Tindall, the front man for the Rising Hedons, can appear to be possessed at times while playing his songs. As relaxed as he is while not playing, he enters another dimension when he is. I've only got one word to describe it, and that is, "inspired". | Johnny Z, The Real Taiwan The Rising Hedons are a blues-rock band with some unusual instrumentation. They avoid the standard drum kit for "alternative percussion" - tablas and djembe. The idea is to "play blues, but expand it with different players," Tindall says. For many of the band's songs he plays a 12-string acoustic guitar, often with a bottleneck slide. | David Chen, The Taipei Times Bradley Tindall is a charismatic, highly energetic front man. He writes passionately crafted original songs and is a captivating performer. | Patrick Byrne, The Grooveyard One of the hottest, most original bands to come out of Taichung in the last few years. | Lance Carroll, The Taichung Voice The Rising Hedons proves that the music scene in Taiwan is undergoing a radical transformation from being monopolized by corporate, assembly-line mando-pop crooners. They kick!' | DC Rapier, The Taiwan Blues Society.