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Monday, August 24, 2015
David Cloud and the Gospel of Power - Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away
David Cloud's brand of garage rock is unique and refreshing. Dave and the band growl and grind while spinning offbeat tales with swagger, humor and lust. There was drone and distortion, and a strong core of rootsy rock and roll. That his brand of genius was just a bit too out there to strike a chord with mainstream audiences isn't surprising, although it is lamentable. And since Dave died in February, time has run out on fame and fortune during his lifetime. But Fire Records has released his final album, all 28 tracks in the aptly named Today Is The Day They Take Me Away (which, it should be noted, is the name of one of the songs on the album). There is so much more Dave Cloud music, but this is a great place to start. It is a rare collection, one part beat poetry, one part party rock, one part experimental roots. You may not find another one like this one.
Dave resided in Nashville, and was an actor and read books for the vision-impaired as well as pursued his music. His Gospel of Power crew included a rotating collection of local worthies Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away is available now as a digital or CD release. It is expected that vinyl will be available soon.