The Daily Music Break presents a short video each week on a music video of note. Embedded video and podcasts can’t contain copyrighted audio, so above is the video with a bit of commentary. The full video is below the Amazon ad box.
- "Another Country" Heavyball 1:08
- "When I Rose This Morning" The Mississippi Mass Choir 1:11
- "Deuce and a Quarter" Levon Helm, Keith Richards, Scotty Moore, Marshall Crenshaw, Garth Hudson, D. J. Fontana and More 0:58
Sometimes things come together perfectly. “Another Country” by Heavyball is one such case. Heavyball was formed in 2011, so it has been around for a while.
It’s hard not to like a band in which two of the members are Bigface (vocals and guitar) and Habs (drums, vocals). The two are brothers, who formed the band with a couple of friends.
The profile at Wikipedia describes a band that has a European following but has not fully broken through. There is no mention of playing North America.
“Another Country” is a pretty intense look at a culture that seems to be a far stretch for Nottingham, UK—where the band is from. Indeed, one verse suggests a bit of envy:
Now I’m home I feel much better
So much better than I did before
Maybe cold and always wetter
I’ll never be a city bore
At the same time, another featured song by the band, “The Perils of Midweek Drinking,” is an ode to narcissistic behavior. It’s also a good song, but seems worlds apart from “Another Country.” The song is part of the theme album “When Can You Start?”, a 2017 theme album that explores a week in the life an office worker (here is a review).