Moss - Vocal and Guitar
was reading the somewhat limited liner that
accompanies this disc and it was categorized
as " Texas Blues Gospel & Humor".
Indeed! Mostly viewing life from the humorous
side; if this is Gospel, then take me to Church!
I like Mr. Moss's in your face approach to addiction,
fidelity, and sorrow. He covers the battles
between man and machine and the love or lack
thereof between man and women. The quest of
" just tryin' to live right" emanates
from his guitar and vocals. If you don't get
your foot " a tappin " listening to
this CD, check your pulse, you may be dead!
great CD to put on 30 miles from the house or
to enhance the fading euphoria that is the realization
of being legally in the car pool lane during
commute rush hour. It is mostly original music
that demonstrates the preaching side of the
artist. Picture yourself walking in some unknown
district in some unknown town and suddenly a
tune catches your ear. Then a lick or a bending
string hooks you to a stop. You think "Where
is THAT coming from?" You follow the sound
to a beer garden, patio, or double swinging
door. Step inside, it's Stew Moss a playin'
and he has come to testify. Sit down and enjoy.
I liked- Pretty much the whole dang thing but
"The Monkey Song"-I always wondered
about the term " Monkey on his Back"
came from! " Get Back Home" Jesus
is coming! Are you ready? " Saint James
Infirmary" Wow, great interpretation on
this traditional. My favorite of the disc! "
John Henry" So illustrates the plight of
man. " Love my Baby" I wish I could
sing this song as well! "Osama Yo Mama"
Well, you just have to give it a listen.
my view from the Left Coast