King Charles has a new one - "Loveblood" on Universal Republic out a couple of months. This one is all over the place but in good ways - you'll hear some doo wop, some reggae, maybe even some calypso, some spectacle worthy of Queen, some Edward Sharpe vocals - all in a baroque vision of grandiose pop. You might even hear some Jan & Dean on my favorite song, "Bam Bam" by my new favorite band and "Love Lust" is a snappy extrapolation of Harlan Ellison's wry observation that "love ain't nothin' but sex misspelled." And for no apparent reason this King Charles likes polar bears and flamingos and is even joined by Mumford & Sons on one song, a good way to keep his head on straight unlike the other King Charles who was beheaded on 30 January 1649 and is still dead and has no new one.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: King Charles - Loveblood
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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