Point Of Order: A little while ago, I covered the Greatest Hits set by this band (it’s amazing and you should own it). Now, I’d thought, when I went into the stacks here, that I also had a few of Bentall’s albums proper. I did not. Kevin awesomely offered to keep his eyes peeled for me, if/when the world ever returns to some version of normal. Out of curiosity, minimal digging online also revealed that Mike’s old store had them for $5 each, so I simply corrected my collection’s oversiiiiight p.d.q. Thanks for the offer, Kevin!
So, yes, this is a bit out of alphabetical order now (hell, so was George Benson yesterday, after Geoff Berner, but no one seemed to mind), but no matter. I get to listen to a whole bunch of Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts over the next few days, and that is mighty fine by me.
I know this debut record inside and out, and it’s the one most folks who know him will know. It has the big single, Something To Live For, and for those following along at home, House Of Love (is Haunted), and Come Back To Me also charted in Canada.
There’s more about it HERE. You can probably hear fair comparisons to other artists (John Mellencamp, Tom Cochrane, etc) when you hear them, but all I hear is the radio at home when I was a teenager, and it’s awesome. All you need to do is get these powerfully simple and clear songs into your ears. It just feels real and strong and right.