The name Gin Palace evokes history, a place to go where everybody, er, knows your name, perhaps? And what happens there? Often, the bands crank up the rock.
This 1995 album comes to us under the name Barney Bentall (no Legendary Hearts), yet most of the main band here are Legendary Hearts. Only Mike Crozier is different, so I suppose that is why they left off the name.
Of course I’m gonna say this is awesome (because it is), and you should definitely hear it and buy it (because you should). A lot of the songs here have a harder, rockier edge. There’s just something about these songs, a feel, a feel like home and that somehow these guys just get it and everything is going to be OK. Even when the song subject isn’t the nicest, it still will.
Bruce Cockburn co-wrote Atikokan Annie. Honourary Legendary Hearts listed include Cockburn, Paul Coffey and Darren McCarty. Let’s go!