5th October, 2018
Hello Riff Raffers,
Broderick Smith’s first album in ten years has hit the streets. Titled ‘Man Out Of Time’ the album is nice enough but doesn’t reach any great heights musically. Brod’s voice stands the test of time as does his lyrical storytelling. It is both thought provoking and insightful. There is nothing from his harp work of any great significance either. ‘Singer In Chains’, the pre released single is a standout as is the reworked acoustic version of Dom Turner’s, ‘Prayer Flags’. This tune appeared on the Backsliders 2014 album, ‘Dark Side’. ‘The Desert Blooms Again’ has some appeal.
Hear Brod’s version here https://youtu.be/Ujkdn8zMDsw. Nice that he has recorded a Tom ‘Tabasco’ Rogerson tune on the album, ‘She Is Still Beautiful’. Sadly we lost Tom during the year so this is a fine tribute.
This is still a worthwhile album to have in any collection and particularly if you have it stocked with Dingoes and Brod’s other solo work .
Seasick Steve’s album, ‘Can U Cook’ has been out in the market place for a little while and blow me down there’s more tunes with Mickey Raphael mouth harp. I really like ‘Last Rodeo’ give it a listen here https://youtu.be/-80pm3IVWpY.
A quick lesson for you riff raffers here of Matt Taylor’s ‘Proof’.