Saturday, December 12, 2009


The other day, I was working out to the Street Sweeper Social Club album, and realized that I hadn't really written about it much yet. For those who don't know, it is a new band featuring guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) aka The Nightwatchman, and a great MC, Boots Riley of The Coup.

I know that Boots has tweeted that they are not the "new Rage Against The Machine, we're the new Sly & The Family Stone. With a plan." I don't know that they're quite Sly & The Family Stone, but they are more funky than Rage, and a bit more fun. They're just as "politcal," but Rage's Zach de la Rocha just never lightens up, and Boots clearly enjoys the fact that he is a great frontman. He knows you can dance to revolutionary music, and idea that Zach probably isn't super into. I think half the album is great, the other half is good, and I am definitely looking forward to their next album. I don't know if Tom is going to do another Nightwatchman album and if Boots will work with The Coup before doing another Street Sweeper record.

1 comment:

LimeWire Store said...

Attention Nightwatchman fans:

To coincide with Human Rights day on December 10th, LimeWire Store released Live at Lime with Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman. All net proceeds from this release will be donated to Amnesty International. He does a brilliant cover of “Human” by The Killers - check it out and help a great cause!