The Listening Post: The Reckless Kind

You’re on a road trip, driving through the California desert and leaving everything behind. You’ve got no work or school in the morning, you’re a free agent and the road is yours. And what’s that song you hear on the radio? You can hear someone singing that  they “got so tired of the city, it’s what you do not what you say” amongst the crashing of cymbals and crisp guitar licks. The scene is perfect, the desert sand is being whipped up by the wheels of your car as the sunset approaches. The song playing is ‘To The Country’ by The Reckless Kind, and what you’ve just read is the image that the song evokes every time I listen to it.

This San Francisco based band are currently recording their debut album in Oakland, and their drummer is none other than Adam Carson from AFI. The band have a distinctly American sound, from the nuances in frontman Eugene Quinn’s vocals to the twangy guitars that sound like they were recorded in a garage in Mississippi. They’re self described as being a heavy soul band and some of the band members have the beards to prove it. You might like it, your dad will definitely like it, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t listen to it.

  • You can listen to The Reckless Kind here.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. James
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 05:27:04

    Hell yeah! These guys ROCK!


  2. Lacy Young
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 05:45:46

    WOW! I love it.


  3. Eugene Quinn
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 10:44:59

    Thanx for the kind words. Without the attention and affection of others, show offs die alone and unfulfilled. We’re nothing without you.


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