kirk and his assorted band mates contribute to the fabric and atmosphere of the beach areas in fl. from his blues sets, through classic rock, and his original material, always great entertainment. don't miss this act.
Favorite track: Mexican Wrestler.
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Comes in a cardboard sleeve, with original art and a matte finish. Side effects may include increased tequila consumption, extra-terrestrial visitations, Flying Moonsaults and serpentine nocturnal ambulations (SNA).
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"You're in a bar on stilts. The wind is blowing in right off the Gulf Of Mexico, salty, fragrant and not too humid. Across the room a trio of musicians are manifesting a song about a talking worm and agave inspired hallucinations. The dancers sway, awkwardly compelled by the faux-Cuban groove and jagged guitar riffs. Your margueritta now tastes weak and you crave a straight shot of Cuervo, sans lime, and maybe a turn on the ageing planks that make up the dance floor.
The song fades then a smattering of applause, the clinking of glasses as the singer makes a toast. "Raise up your drinks! Life is good!"
You can hear the waves on the surf for a moment before the band kicks in again. This time a dirt simple rock riff gives way to a driving beat and a tale of lost love. "My baby left me for a Mexican Wrestler!" The dance floor fills and the planks bend under the weight. Light comes through the cracks from below. As more and more people crowd the floor you become compelled to join them. To risk falling right through the floor while jerking and swinging to the pounding beat.
You knock back your tequila and shamble into the throng. "Life is good", you think to yourself."
For years, folks who have been kind enough to come out to see a live show have been "rewarded" with the occasional, often tequila inspired, ad-libbed song or mad cap instrumental. "Mexican Wrestler" was one such creation which sprung from a fleeting funny idea, which surprisingly, I continued to get asked for. So, I spent a little time polishing the lyrics and educating myself about luchador maneuvers like the Flying Moonsault and the Frankensteiner, and it became one of my most popular live songs (and probably most covered tune).
A few other selections on this album were also birthed in such fertile yet sometimes unforgiving soil. Some of the others in this compilation were songs with simple enough arrangements that lent themselves to just jamming on the spot. They contained in their musical genes the DNA to become mainstays in my shows. I should say "our shows" because they were very much forged into being by the band mates I worked with.
A song I wrote when I was 17, an Appalachian folk song turned neo-swamp punk, a disgruntled political rant and a late night inspired blues riff, along with the polished up ad-libs of free-form composition, all came together in our live shows to become staples of my repertoire and now have been collected, after many requests for recordings.
So, if you've been to a show, I hope this'll help bring back some of the fun. If you haven't, it'll give you an idea of what it's like. So raise up your drinks, life is good, life is short so let's have a good time!
released November 20, 2018
Kirk Adams - guitar, organ, piano, Danelectro sitar and vocals