All My Friends Are Crows
Oberpichler's record of the week: Jeff Dahl - All My Friends Are Crows Now it's no well-kept secret that I connect to Jeff Dahl's music more than just swoony punk rock. Jeff Dahl himself connects me to a personal friendship that has now lasted over 30 years. We stood on numerous stages together in front of a partying congregation, sharing hotel rooms and guitars. In Arizona, I even got to play solos on the "Leather Frankenstein" album. So one could rightly assume that I'm not entirely objective in judging a new Jeff Dahl record. True. I love Jeff Dahl's music from A to Z, from the first single to this album. And with the new release, Jeff thinks he's back in great shape. In this context, it is particularly unfortunate that Corona has cut our 2020 2021 and 2022 tour plans. so be it. Jeff, now almost 70, plays with "Crows" the vast majority of non-tone punk rock fans. Again he recorded everything himself and again the songs unleash this special Dahl dynamic: powerful, with flavors, hooks and melodies that immediately make me dance. This music is as out as anything - and that's totally meant as praise. The title track rocks that bend the beams. Manahampeetah might become my new favorite song and Saint Lucifer is one of those great, soulful mid tempo crackers that remind me of Radio Birdman. And some songs bring back the old Angry Samoans feeling! Just listening to Atomic Ant Invasion Dahl is back - best punk rock album in many years! A tip from the record dealer 33 1/3 from Duisburg-Duissern, the record store of the hearts.