Happy Jawbone Family Band | I Have To Speak With Rocky Balboa

October 5, 2013 at 12:49 am Leave a comment

Mexican Summer’s Happy Jawbone Family Band are streaming another song, “I Have to Speak With Rocky Balboa”, from off their upcoming self-titled release, due out October 15th. The new single is another wonderfully rickety shamble of bluesy teetering, with beautifully rambling, nonsensical poetic lyricism reminiscent of something between Bob Dylan and The Band’s “Basement Tapes” and Spiritulized. I can’t quite make out all the lyrics, but there are snippets here and there that work as marvelously fun rhymes and word puzzles: “Who could hide my portrait / Out in the rain? / I don’t feel any hesitation / An addict in my resignation / I have to speak with Rocky Balboa / So give my regards to North Dakota …” OR “And it’s so obscene / I put my faith in Halloween / And now I’ll never get my clothes clean.” The music is a junk-shop of pretty melodies, cooing backing vocals, folk, blues, and ambling allure. Note: Lyrics are all unofficial. — David D. Robbins Jr.  

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