Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

“Rock and Roll”

Edan (w/ Dagha)
Beauty and the Beat, 2005

I can honestly say I’ve never heard another record quite like Beauty and the Beat. Released in 2005 to great acclaim but almost totally forgotten nine years later, its colorful collision of psych-rock and hip-hop sounds as unique today as it did then. To date, no artist I’m aware of has attempted to build on the achievement, including Edan himself. Some things are best left as-is. “Rock and Roll” is the record’s most anxious moment, a fog of feedback set to a loping backbeat Hendrix would’ve destroyed. Fittingly, Edan shouts out a decade of classic-rock trailblazers in tribute before turning his ire toward none other than Lenny Kravitz. As if you needed another reason to listen.

[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14312140/09%20Rock%20And%20Roll%20(featuring%20Dagha).mp3]


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