A Rocket and A Bomb
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The songs off this disc are either largely autobiographical ("Serious", "Train", "Rocket and A Bomb") or about persons whom Knott came into contact with when he lived in a seedy apartment complex ("Bubbles", "Kitty", "John Barrymore, Jr."). The autobiographical songs are tense, strained, and full of difficult life. The other character study songs are largely sympathetic treatments of a variety of people who are down and out, quirky, or just trying to find a way through this life protecting what little they have. The music for this album is never heavy and there are only a couple of intense moments that build and release, but this is mostly a middle of the road, mid-tempo acoustically oriented rock album that grooves a little here and there (listen to the funky breakdown on "Bubbles") but makes plenty of room for Knott's storytelling vocals and saves its electric guitar lines for brief snips.Read more ›
Don't be fooled by the low selling price, this is quality Knott. Great production values, songwriting and performances rank this up there with 'Fluid' as among my favorites.
The CD is essentially a collection of songs about the people living in and around Michael's apartment building - a mixed bag of oddballs, loosers and freaks - just the kind of people Jesus would hang out with.
If you're a fan and don't have this CD - shame on you.. if you're new to Michael Knott - this is as good a place to start as any. For everybody else - this is quite simply a GREAT album and WELL worth triple the price.
"What am I supposed to learn? I haven't learned it yet. Smoke another cigarette."
Again, I am not a Christian, but I love Michael Knott. He was (and is) one of the most innovative musicians in the 1990s and receives little to no recognition. I cannot recommend this album highly enough. It is for anyone and everyone. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
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One of my favorite albums of all time. This collection of character studies contains some of the best of Knott's songwriting. Twenty years later,I still enjoy it start to finish.Published on April 27, 2014 by ben tarrell
This a fun CD and good music to listen to as drive or enjoy the day. Rcket and A Bomb is my favorite and What's Cookin' is funny. Enjoy.Published on April 21, 2013 by Rudolffi