While working with a Dutch band in Amsterdam in the '90's, I wandered into a sailor's bar in the harbor district. I spoke enough Dutch at the time that they brought me into their world for the evening, sharing stories and buying drinks. I'm sure elements of that evening filtered into the song Man Underwater as well. This song blends Chicago blues grit and grime with the grease and garishness of wandering the docks and beaches of Holland. Corky Siegel's masterful harp playing adds smokey depth to Steve and Mike's lurching swagger.
In March 2014, Ralph Mike, and Steve gathered at Waterdog Records' Studios to record some videos for YouTube with Ralph's daughter Fiona at the helm... the music of our favorite tracks from the sessions will be released as a CD. Here are the songs:
1. Pocketful Of Change 2. Me And My Near Blind Hindsight 3. Arthur Carruther's Laboratory 4. Islands Of Lost Certainties 5. When The Captain's Gone 6. In Another Life 7. Adam McCarthy 8. Damn The Consequences 9. Years Down The Line 10. Trying To Prove The Earth Is Flat 11. Another Beautiful Day 12. Out Of My Element 13. Adam McCarthy (Noctourne)