Song of the Week – S.O.B – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

A new feature. “Song of the Week” does not necessarily mean I love it. I might, but it just means I thought that it, for some reason, stood out as being worthy of attention. I don’t know that I’ll have one every week. But you know, whatever.

I was driving around, listening to a local station that has managed to stay hard-rock oriented despite whatever changes in radio there have been through the years. And then all of a sudden this song came on. I didn’t know what to make of it. It certainly wasn’t hard rock. Was it blues? Gospel? Americana? Roots?

I sent this link to a friend of mine and he said, “I would call that a Negro spiritual, from the old sharecroppers/baptist church style.” That’s as good a description as any I guess. The band is Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the song, “S.O.B.”

I had never heard of these guys but I guess they’ve been around for a while. (By the time I hear of a “new” band, they’re old.) Not surprisingly, they’ve  opened up shows for Mumford and Sons. Anyway, however you categorize it, I like this tune. It’s pretty wild. Haven’t heard the rest of their stuff but makes me want to hear more.

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