Sunday, August 23, 2009
Chuck Berry - The Chess Years Red Box - Too Pooped To Pop
More of The Chess Years and the fabulous Chuck Berry:
Discs 3 and 4 feature 29 and 30 songs on each volume,and
are packed with tons of lesser known songs. These discs are
most likely the best sounding material, that inspired so many
bands to pick up a guitar and give these a try. Which shows,
that these songs are not complicated,so much as the brilliance
is in that they are simple,catchy and so hum-able,they are
hard to resist, and usually the most memorable. Plus they
have a really happy energy and enthusiasm that you hear
when he sings and plays, that just pulls you into the music.
The "Go Go Go Little Queenie" singing has got a great riff,
and a simple sing along that appears easy to write, but are in
reality difficult. It's actually hard to condense all of those feelings
into a 2 minute 30 second song. "Back In The USA" sounds
downright anthem like. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" could
be anyone of any color,he just has to have brown eyes.
Nadine is also a wonderful riff-fest, and will play in your head
for days. I don't think this music really needs describing,it's
just exciting to hear again. I doubt that today's charted music
can hold a candle to this. Complete with artwork/scans below.