Many of you may not realize that I am nearly half a century old. Not sure why I am even mentioning this fact, I guess it's because I think about it a lot... not for long, I don't dwell on it, it just crosses my mind more often these days. Well, perhaps it's this song that has me mentioning that fact, because when I was a kid I loved music that would get me moving, you know, physically moving. A good hard tune that had guitars which sounded like they were being sawed at rather than strummed, a chorus and or bridge that required a strong shout rather than a pretty voice. Don't get me wrong, I like Nick Drake, or Sufjan Stevens, but a song such as The Mohawk Lodge's "Heart of Lovers" would have had me bouncing around the room nearly 40 years ago and the fact that it can make me feel, just feel mind you, like doing that very thing at my age, tells me this is one fine tune. So, thanks go out to Ryder Havdale and the other Lodge members. You can find them, and more, on Vancouver's White Whale Records (like the superb Culture Reject).
heart of lovers [mp3]
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