Andy Starr - Rockin’ Rollin’ Stone
2 x Vinyl, 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Gatefold, U.S. 2013
“Hey R-rrr-oo-c-k, R-rrr-oo-c-k” pretty much says it for this limited edition double 45 rpm vinyl set. Andy Starr is an artist I know noting about, nor have I ever heard of him till I looked up the Sundazed website to see what they were offering today on Black Friday Record Store day. Once I saw the cover, I rolled down to Rockaway Records to pick a copy up. It’s a fantastic set.
“I Wanna Go South” is the key cut for me, because it really builds, builds to a slow burning intensity. There is something nasty in these tracks and I mean nasty in the right way. The rhythm is a slow train heading towards the South, where our singer will eventually start his own church and it seemed he made a few X-Rated comedy records as well (according to the liner notes).
Starr is the real deal. It is odd of a man such wonderful talent comes to only two EP’s and eight songs in all. But perhaps that is all needed to light up the world. The two EP’s were recorded in different times from each other. The first one is just voice, one guitar, stand-up bass, and drums. The second disk has back-up vocals, and if you compare the two, the second disk is Elvis at RCA, and the first one is Sun. Nevertheless it was a mood that made me buy this record, and it shows one needs to be in tuned with one’s mood. It never fails man.