Message to the bands… if you follow me, I will review your work.
My first victim is a band out of Los Angeles. They go by the name “Dance Hall Pimps” and when I looked at their picture my cynical mind thought that this was a group of old men trying to hard… and who calls their music gothspel!? I then wondered why in the world these guys would think of following me… what music pointed them to the idea that I would appreciate gothspel!? What the hell… I will give it a shot.
So I clicked to watch the video of “Mommy Was A Zombie” in regards to the video… meh. The music was more then enough to forget about the video… I would honestly suggest to play the song and ignore the video the first go round, and then watch it the second time if you so desire… but you will want to listen to this song at least twice. I wasn’t expecting a rockabilly/ 50’s rock/ cajun sound! I have said this before, I am loving this retro revival happening right now… it feels like many in the music industry are going back to the roots to test their mettle. Dave Grohl talked about it some in his acceptance speech at the Grammy’s. I think there is a market for people that want to get outside of heavy production… lots of editing and working kinks out in post. With the rise of social media… people will be desiring more authenticity and humanity in the arts. Just my thoughts about that.
I would suggest for you all to look into this band and buy some of their songs through iTunes… or amazon. The CD is called Beast For Love. I would personally love if the Dance Hall Pimps would throw some of their music on Spotify so that I can throw them in my playlists. I also promise to not judge a band by their pictures any more, I have been given a life lesson… thanks Dance Hall Pimps!