I stepped in the room and the computer was on … nothing strange really, it was exactly as I left it before. But I found my iTunes stuck on a song by Grandpaboy, the moniker that Paul Westerberg decided to adopt for his rockin’ self.
It was a long time I hadn’t spun one of his records and I have to say that, as I am writing this, I am listening to some great R’n'R. It is the kind of music, I imagine, that could be made if Tom Petty, a vintage one no less, had Keith Richards on guitar.
The album is titled DEAD MAN SHAKE and it is Grandpaboy’s last and only “opus” on Fat Possum Records. It is a pretty bluesy business, if you are wondering by now. One thing that I forgot to tell you, but that I am assuming it is a given since we are on RocksBackPages, is that Paul Westerberg was the leader of a seminal punkish rock-band: THE REPLACEMENTS. I strongly suggest you go and dig some of their older stuff while giving some attention to Grandpaboy’s disc.
That’s is for now … and raise your hand if you understand