King Street Healers
"Backyard Mind" CD
Genres: rock, funk-rock, funk
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|Lenny Kravitz + James Brown
= King Street Healers. If that simple arithmetic equation hasn't got you all excited, then
I don't know what will. I presume that the King Street Healers' own brand of funk rock n'
roll can take a shot at it, because if the eleven tracks on this album can't get you at
least smiling, then you're probably a stupid idiot. Ok, I suppose that was a bit extreme,
but I'm just trying to communicate that the King Street Healers' music is really fun.
Mind" is the Canadian quartet's debut release, and it shows a lot of promise for the
future. The talented singing of Jeff Mertick is great, and blends
flawlessly with the funky guitar and zippy drums. For example, "I Am Not The
One," the third track on this album, is a wonderful piece of country-tinged blues
rock. It features a to-die-for chorus, Jamiroquai-esque vocals, and
guitarwork that wouldn't feel at all out of place on a Joe Walsh (!)
Altogether, this is a good, solid album. Although it features nothing spectacular, it
suffers from no major flaws either, and is defintely worth a listen - or two.