03 February 2008

Silent as a Movie

Wakey! Wakey!’s live album Silent As A Movie has been getting an awful lot of play time on my iPod recently. There is something about Mike Grubbs voice. The way he belts is powerful. Yet he also knows how and when to exert vocal restraint, which is especially effective on sobering ballads such as “Cokehead”. The album also does a great job of highlighting his eclectic piano playing, oh so beautifully from the jaunty and upbeat to the poignantly somber. I likey.

Fallin' Apart - Wakey! Wakey!
Cokehead - Wakey! Wakey!

And check out this truly transformative cover of Alicia Key's "For No One":
For No One - Wakey! Wakey!

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