Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Del Lords- About You
The Del Lords are best known today as Eric Ambel's old band. Ambel has since achieved a cult following as an ace guitarist for hire and as a sympathetic producer of roots-oriented bands like the Bottle Rockets. But a couple decades ago, the Del Lords were considered to be rock'n'roll saviors by the leather jacket crowd. Scott Kempner came from the Dictators, while Ambel had been one of Joan Jett's Heartbreakers. In "About You," Kempner compares his girl to a "song from 1968." That's my kind of guy. The out-of-print Lovers Who Wander, from 1990, is loaded with elemental songs like this.