Thursday, October 16, 2003

Shuggie Otis

Inspiration InformationIsn't the first note of Inspiration Information simply the happiest sound you have ever heard?

A wide open mouth exhaling an "aaaaaahhhh" of endless optimism, with undulating guitars underneath amplifying the feeling. You can't help but see the world in the washed-out oranges and pinks on the cover with a note like that. Even the shift to a more disjointed and staccato groove for the body of the song does little to dispel the happiness. And the rest of the album isn't half bad, either.