So I've been listening to Peanutbuter Lovesicles' "The Raucous Kitty Live EP" pretty much solidly for the last 2 days. There's only 5 tracks on it....
[on headphones I hasten to add... good for people sitting near me on trains and my neighbours, bad quite possibly for my long-term hearing]
Does this make me obsessive, or is it just that it's possibly the best recording I've heard in a long time?
Personally I'm opting for the latter. There's far too much over engineering in a lot of music we buy now, everyone looking for perfect pitch and the cleanest sound. I thought music was about the love for it, in all its guises?
Raucous Kitty has all the audio quality of setting up in a garage and pointing microphones at speakers and hoping the drummer can hit things hard enough to be heard over all the rest. It has a raw warmth that is sadly widely missing in the music industry, "warts & all" as my Dad would say, with minor banter included - makes you feel like you were there and that there was actually people putting physical effort into what you're hearing (I wish I had been - I'd even have bought beer with me).
I found PBL a while ago on Bandcamp and this EP was a free download! It was so good, I still payed for it!
So.. take a moment, visit PBL, listen and enjoy.