On their first CD since 1998's Wide Swing Tremolo alt-country legends Son Volt come out swinging with confidence, drive and conviction on their new record. But this ain't no alt-country record; with a few acoustic exceptions, this is a rock record from start to finish and frontman guitarist and singer-songwriter Jay Farrar has written some of the best songs of his career.
Okemah and the Melody Of Riot is a welcome return to form for Farrar - an important artist - and his band Son Volt. Songs like "Bandages & Scars," "Afterglow 61," "Jet Pilot," and the poignant "World Waits For You," are some of the highlights. Lyrically, Farrar has written some of his best songs, and the blazing guitars bring to mind some of the great recorded moments of Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
Look for Son Volt's appearance at XPN's All About The Music Festival to be one of the highlights.
Written by Bruce Warren
Release Date: July 12, 2005
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