Fly Golden Eagle – Quartz Bijou [album review]

by Woody on October 17, 2014

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Fly Golden Eagle comes at you from Nashville and they are decidedly not country. What they are is something I’ll let you answer for yourself. Quartz Bijou is a delirious mess of an album comprising of 12 tunes. It was originally a 26 song epic based upon a 1973 film titled The Holy Mountain; a film funded by Lennon and Harrison. That would probably have been a little too much to swallow. The band and ATO did a nice job trimming it down into a damn good LP.

The lead Eagle is Ben Trimble, a transplanted Motown native with Kentucky roots. Trimble was raised in a religious family but found his escape with rock and roll. Not very original but what Tribmle does with his bandmates – Matt Shaw (bass}, Mitch Jones (keys) and Richard Harper (drums). Its as if Trimble got lost in a record store but couldn’t decide on a genre to really dig into. Songs blend blues, gospel, soul, glam and psych-rock or whatever else pops into their mind.

Fly Golden Eagle are a damn good listen; the kind of band you wish you would stumble across in parking lot during a warm day during SXSW. They are touring with HearYa favorites, J. Roddy Walston & The Business now. I could think a lot worse ways to spend three hours as opposed to rocking out to the ATO label mates.

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