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JOHN KAY - Heretics & Privateers (2001)
Heretics & Privateers is a country-blues album by German-Canadian musician John Kay, released on Cannonball Records in 2001. It has since been reissued on Crosscut Records and most recently on Rainman Records. John Kay was well-known as Steppenwolf lead singer, back in the sixties. This album mixes pure acoustic tunes with others that sound more like Steppenwolf. The lyrics follow mostly a "critical social" style.
John Kay, leader of one of rock's most venerable bands, Steppenwolf, has returned to the folk/blues roots of his troubador days with the release of his fourth solo recording "Heretics and Privateers". The musical subtlety and emotional depth of the albums 12 composistions feature provacative lyrics which offer a gritty view of contemporary life, surveying the human toll of institutional callousness with unflinching clarity. Kay's lyrics aren't the gripes of a chronic malcontect but the deeply felt observations of a first-generation American whose appreciation of his adopted country's promise and potential is balanced by an awareness of it's lapses. On both the album's title track, which pays tribute to those among us who reject society's proscribed roles in favor of more humane value systems, and the spare, acoustic closing track "Te Back Page" which celebrate those whose everyday acts of kindness demonstate the human rac's capacity for selflessness, Kay's ultimate sense of hope and faith in humanity shines through.
TRACKS: 01. Heretics & Privateers 02. Don't Waste My Time 03. Ain't That A Shame 04. Dodging Bullets 05. She's Got The Goods 06. For The Women In My Life 07. To Be Alive 08. I Will Not Be Denied 09. Endless Commercial 10. The Ice Age 11. Sleep With One Eye Open 12. The Back Page 13. She's Got The Goods (Acoustic) 14. For The Women In My Life (Acoustic) 15. I Will Not Be Denied (Acoustic) 16. Endless Commercial (Acoustic)
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