“It’s a tale, not a tail.”
When did you last let Jim Morrison’s voice caress the unceasing drone of your heart? Or let Jimmy Page run his fingers across the knots in your already withered soul? And the other day when you were craving a bit of both while browsing through dilapidated vinyls gathering dust , The High Crook released their debut music video -“Things we do” from the album “A Dog’s Tale“. It revolves around a kid who has indulged in every possible vice that the city of joy offers – drugs, sex etc. The bluesy/rock n roll set up of the music video is remarkably fused with the tale of four guys and the “things they do”. Also, the guitar riffs are beautifully interspersed with the juxtaposition of the love of the “lovers” and the hate of the “haters” and it drips through your ears and skin.
“Things we do” strikes the right balance between blues and rock n’ roll, at times oscillating between the sublimity of a blues number and the sharp, staccato aggression of a punk. “The practical use of guitar effects, the solid yet groovy bass and drums accompaniment and the astute, down to earth vocals” scream divine musical indulgence and leave you yearning for more. Its soothing, analgesic effect can leave you in an auditory stupor and tranquilize your nerves. Sordid technicality doesn’t overpower the sound and the tone remains firmly anchored in simple musical principles. So when you seek that dab of magic, or blues in its raw and unadulterated form, give it a listen because it takes you back to the roots of rock n roll.