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).[su_box title=”Get Great Music, Support The Daily Music Break” style=”soft” box_color=”#fcfee4″ title_color=”#030728″ radius=”10″]If you shop for music or anything else at Amazon, please consider going their directly from one of the many Amazon links at this site. Doing so supports TDMB because we get a small percentage on anything you buy. The price you pay remains the same. Please consider it. It would be greatly appreciated.