Live @ Silver Platters Seattle Wa January 20 2014 [Analog] Import
JAKE BUGG Live At Silver Platters (2014 UK Record Store Day exclusive limited edition 4-track vinyl EP recorded live at Silver Platters Seattle WA on 20th January 2014 featuring Theres A Beast And We All Feed It Trouble Town Lightning Bolt and Storm Passes Away picture sleeve)
The first thing that pops into my mind when “There’s a Beast and We All Feed It” plays, is uncanny observation of just how much Bugg reminds me of a young Bob Dylan tearing through “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. If this is what he sounds like at twenty years old, I have a feeling we are in store for an explosion of great music in the future from this troubadour. “Storm Passes Away”, also from his Shangri La album, is about trying to piece a relationship back together. This one is very reminiscent of classic Hank Williams, both in song styling and performance.
Bugg seems to draw inspiration from Paul Simon on “Lightning Bolt”, a magically fast-tempo song with quick rhyming lyrics laced with hints of blues and classic country. It’s so amazing how rich this song sounds, I quickly forget this is just one man and his guitar.
Live at Silver Platters , Seattle WA, January 20, 2014, really has a lot going on for just being a four track live EP. The only drawback is that it leaves me wanting more.