Posts Tagged ‘The Feelies’
Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ front man Kevn Kinney‘s new album a good country mile is a collaboration between longtime friends and musical cohorts he and Anton Fier (formerly of famed New York post punk band The Feelies). Made out of a mutual appreciation for good old fashioned rock n’ roll, the album – and tracks like “In the Land of Things (That Used to Be)” – are textbook examples the genre done right. Big riffs, upbeat rhythms and sing-along lyrics are the name of the game here.
The Feelies were a band that most people might not know much about now–or even back in the late ’70s, when they first formed–but their first album on Stiff Records, Crazy Rhythms, influenced a generation of musicians when it was released in 1980 including bands like R.E.M.
The Feelies went through several lineup changes and under different monikers in and around New Jersey and New York. They later remerged within the mid-’80s with a more solid lineup and released what I consider the best driving album ever recorded, The Good Earth, which was co-produced by bandmembers Glenn Mercer and Bill Million with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck.