The world of Los Angeles is beginning to crawl out from under all the water that was recently left here. I should include all of Southern California for that matter. A bit of sun and warmth is returning. Returning it to it’s glory of being the place where people want to come to make their dreams come true in the world of entertainment. A world that is essentially still on hold while the studios hammer out their deal with writers. Yet another group is around the corner with a possible strike. Watch out.
Unfortunately I don’t think someone like Yucko the Clown has writers. Thus his act will continue on. While I find the people who introduced him to the world to be very funny and comedic, he isn’t as funny. That’s where good writers would come in. Oh well. Even bad writing can’t stop someone from being famous, like Chuck Norris. Yucko might not be as huge a star as Chuck, but they both suffer from a need from great writing.
Not to be morbid, but did Paul McCartney really pass away? Was he reincarnated? If there is someone I get the impression that is somehow being channeled it is him coming through Dick Prall. Of course that would be the opposite of the spectrum. Paul McCartney is a fantastic writer, of music. Dick Prall has something very similar going on in that body of his. There’s some very interesting melodies being coaxed out of his brain against the chords his fingers are picking through.
I’ve been dubbed a “chord chemist” by my A&R rep from Taylor guitars. So from some sort of dubbed authority I will say the same about Dick Prall. He’s certainly pulling some unique twists. Even better that his voice is original to me. I can’t tonally place it up with anyone. Though I can say he’s got some McCartney to his styling. It’s that catch 22. He’s got a great vibe, great voice, and original thing, which makes it difficult to break out. But once he does, he’ll have his niche to himself for a while.
There’s some classic stuff going on in Copperhead Town, from a writing standpoint. The song feels like a dusty old town in the beginning, then builds and builds with more instruments being added. Then it’s all wiped away and we’re left feeling like we’ve not only been there, but it was one kick ass journey there and back. Get the journey for yourself. Add it to your adventure collection to your iPod and explore Mr. Prall’s other work. Legally of course.