Our old pal Darryl Blood‘s “Germania” does a great job of packaging an earnest expression of incredulity and horror at our current situation with a simmering groove that keeps your head nodding with the rhythm even as it’s shaking at – well, pick a reason to shake your head these days. His low-key, deadpan vocal delivery perfectly offsets the gravity of his words and lets the smoking instrumental track carry us along. The world may be falling apart around us, but at least we can dance while we bemoan it, right? But Darryl’s not as resigned and fatalistic as all that. “We can’t back down, we gotta rise up now,” he sings at the close. “Stand together as one and be united.” Here’s hoping.
Purchase a physical CD on Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly, Vol #47
released August 6, 2017
Darryl Blood - Vocals, guitars, bass
John Burke - Drums, spoken word
Recorded & mixed at Black Apple West, CA; JAN '17
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