This one has me floored. Maybe it’s partially because I woke up today with a flu or something and can’t stop coughing, so I’m really dizzy and anything I’ve tried listening to has made me feel like I’m going to fall on the floor. But I am quite sure I’d be blown away by this gem of a song regardless! From its early Leonard Cohen melodies to the Tom Waits-ish vocals of Johnny Rock (a.k.a Buddy A), this one ranks right up there with the greats. I mean, it’s not everyday that someone comes along who evokes the amazing Tom Waits. So, you damn well better take notice when somebody does. Watch the video above a few times and tell me it’s not brilliant.
Rock is a seriously under-rated American multi-instrumentalist/Producer based in London. After nearly a decade of fronting an eccentric Punk Rock group (P.L.m.B) and a couple years writing, performing and producing for a Trip-Hop artist, he decided to combine all the past sounds and go solo under the moniker MUTANT BiRD. The new music is an odd blend of Hip-Hop, Trip-Rock, Blues, World and Psychedelia.
The debut release, ‘Sugar Voodoo’, is a 5 track EP that mixes mostly organic instrumentation with samples to create a dark and unique atmosphere with an urban/western twist.
J.R. is currently in the studio working on his sophomore effort ‘Hapax Legomenon’. This release will feature a slightly more electronic feel but retain the highly eclectic/genre bending nature of MUTANT BiRD.