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Dead Reckoners — Rocky Road
Album: A Night Of Reckoning
Avg rating:
6.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 257









Released: 1983
Length: 6:01
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Each step I take is in darkness
Since we've been apart
No flowers bloom on my pathway
There's no joy inside my heart

I'm going down, way down
Where no love is found, I'm going down
A rocky road, rocky road

Stream has dried up in the meadow
The grass is parched and brown
Green fields we used to walk through
Are just stones upon the ground

I'm going down, way down
Where no love is found, I'm going down
A rocky road, rocky road

Ah, I'm going down

I'm going down, way down
Where no love is found, I'm going down
A rocky road, rocky road

I'm going down
I'm going down
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 amoreena wrote:
Not fade away.....
 
Yes, both songs are basically using 3-2 Clave patterns as did "Hey Bo Diddley", "Willie & The Hand Jive", and many other tunes.  It's from an Afro-Cuban rhythm style that's over 100 years-old.
I gave it a 4 initially, but it keeps dragging on and on, and now there's an a capella section at the end. Dropped it to a 2.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Heh - the ol' David Lindley trick of sneaking scales into a solo.  Excellent!
 
Excellent observation.

 davin wrote:
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I gather you sit in the legislature.
Where'd that Power solo come from?
Dang, this is good stuff.
Draws you in real slowly, then BAM — off into electro-hillbilly... kinda cool. 
 CyberCoyote wrote:
9:44 pm - Dead Reckoners - Rocky Road
9:41 pm - Canned Heat - On The Road Again
9:39 pm - Ray Charles - I'm Movin' On
9:36 pm - Damnations TX - Unholy Train
9:33 pm - The Boxer Rebellion - Semi Automatic

Great set for mellow road trip at night in the country!
 

I bet!
Dead Reckoners is to Nashville what Radio Paradise is to Clear channel
I really, really like this! Never heard of em, but I will be sure to get acquainted!{#Music}
9:44 pm - Dead Reckoners - Rocky Road
9:41 pm - Canned Heat - On The Road Again
9:39 pm - Ray Charles - I'm Movin' On
9:36 pm - Damnations TX - Unholy Train
9:33 pm - The Boxer Rebellion - Semi Automatic

Great set for mellow road trip at night in the country!
 Giselle62 wrote:
i like the sound of it—may be meandering too much for me (what too much meandering?) never.
  

 

At least it's meandering down a rocky road! Think of it as an exercise in building charachter.


It reminds me of a song from O brother where art thou, I'll fly away maybe? i think it's a traditional
i like the sound of it—may be meandering too much for me (what too much meandering?) never.
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Stay tuned for the Dead Reckoners' next big hit: Mint Chocolate Chip.
Wow, that was nice!
Heh - the ol' David Lindley trick of sneaking scales into a solo.  Excellent!
YEEHAW!  Bluegrass-flavored vocals!  I dig it, too.

Nice at first listen.  Little bit of everything going on.
Not fade away.....
I like it.  More of this group please!
It just started, and I'm already digging it!
ladyj wrote:
pretty cool. look forward to hearing it again. something you could do that crazy hand jive to 8-<
Hey, Bo Diddley!
pretty cool. look forward to hearing it again. something you could do that crazy hand jive to 8-<
So glad this is on the playlist!