Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak - 2004 Southern Rock - Transparent Vinyl - Sealed 2LP
Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
RCA – 19075883511, Legacy – 19075883511, Sony Music – 19075883511
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Transparent
12 Oct 2018
Originally Released: 2004
Style: Garage Rock, Southern Rock
A1 Slow Night, So Long 3:58
A2 King Of The Rodeo 2:25
A3 Taper Jean Girl (Explicit) 3:05
B1 Pistol Of Fire 2:20
B2 Milk 4:00
B3 The Bucket 2:55
C1 Soft (Explicit) 2:59
C2 Razz 2:14
C3 Day Old Blues 3:32
D1 Four Kicks 2:08
D2 Velvet Snow 2:10
D3 Rememo (Explicit) 3:18
D4 Where Nobody Knows 2:22
Nomadic Southern evangelist Leon Followill may take soap suds to the mouths of the kinfolk wunderkinds--his three sons and a nephew--in Tennessee quartet Kings of Leon, whose second album spins enough cuss phrases and sexual allusions to leave Dolly Parton flushed.
But the peculiar 20-something longhairs also fuel up on a filthy shotgun bass and relentless guitar riffs, complementing the delightfully discordant drawl of vocalist Caleb Followill to whittle a 35-minute grab bag of garage rock, English blues, sixties psychedelia, London Calling-ska, spaced-out country waltzes and front-porch, red-state revelry. Without revising its 2003 debut Youth & Young Manhood, producer Ethan Johns (The Jayhawks, Ray LaMontagne) steers the band down a similar mischievous road, integrating poles-apart rhythms and techniques into an energized jumble of rotating tempos and lyrical bombshells.
Putting faith in earth-shakers like "Velvet Snow" and "Pistol Of Fire," the wound down and pleasing "Milk" and its yodeling cousin "Day Old Blues," the Kings ultimately escape Preacher Leon's retribution, rendering him speechless--save for a simple "amen.
This is not like the debut album. Aha Shake is much more dynamic record. It stops and starts on a dime and the music has been pushed a bit more in all directions. Now don't get me wrong, it's still the same basic sound found on Youth and Young Manhood, it's just a bit more polished and thought-out in all areas.
You get indie-style radio friendly rockers like King Of The Rodeo and (the first single) The Bucket. But you also get a nice mix of slower numbers like Milk and Day Old Blues. The main difference from the debut is the slow numbers do MUCH more than slow the tempo. Milk is almost experimental in it's sparce arrangement and vocal delivery, while Day Old Blues pushes the idea of what is a chorus.
|Format||2LP, 180 Gram|
|Label||Music On Vinyl|