Barrance Whitfield and The Savages will be performing in Oxford’s Academy 3 Friday 18 May.
The Savages new music features a cosmic and groovy unification. Soul Flowers of Titan is about people shooting guns, separating, coming home (someday), falling in love, running around, leaving this earth, going crazy, drinking coffee, and thinking about Sun Ra.
Long-time followers of the Savage Sound will notice right away a heavier sound, a blast of B3 and Rheem organs courtesy of new band member Brian Olive.
“Slowly Losing My Mind” and “I’m Gonna Leave You Baby” are by Federal alum Willie Wright and his Sparklers, while “Let’s Go To Mars” is an original by Savages guitarist Peter Greenberg and bassist Phil Lenker, written after multiple viewings of an early ‘70s documentary on Sun Ra. Also from the Federal canon is the Midnighters’ “I’ll Be Coming Home Someday,” the set additionally includes “I Can’t Get No Ride,” originally by Finley Brown on the M.O.C. label and finally raunchy rockabilly shuffle “Tall, Black and Bitter”.
It’s an album packed full with everything which the band hope will “take you everywhere and, in doing so , will bring you right back to the centre.”
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