Tag Archives: Sunrise Records

Record Review – Kreuger Motel

“Kreuger Motel” by the Kreuger Band Dark Angel Music 2017 – Reviewed by Bill Monahan

I’m ready for the desert island.  You know that game when they ask you, if you were on a desert island with just one record, which record would it be?  I could never play it.  I like all kinds of music and the list would be too long.  There’s never been just one record that I think could satisfy me listening to it again and again alone on a desert island.   Until now, that is.  I’ve found my desert island disc – it’s Kreuger Motel.

Actually it’s three discs in one package, so maybe that’s cheating.  But it has everything I need for my musical listening.  I’ve never heard anything quite like this little purple package.

Krueger Motel is the latest release from Bryan Leckie and The Kreuger Band.  It contains thirty-five songs that he has written, in arrangements that include the cream of the crop of Owen Sound area musicians.  His distinctive voice, which floats between Bob Dylan and Dr. John, has a quality all its own but periodically gives way to vocals provided by The Kreuger Girls.  The songs all chug along with insinuating rhythms, mostly in the form of shuffles, boogies and blues.  Keyboard and guitars are more than just decorations; they create the fantastic moods and dreamscapes that are the essence of the recordings.

Bring Your Own Vinyl To The Red Door On Saturday

An unusual event, created especially for lovers of vinyl records, is happening this Saturday, July 22nd at The Red Door Pub in Meaford, hosted by Tom Thwaits of Bored of Education.  He calls it BYOV – Bring Your Own Vinyl.  The idea is for vinyl enthusiasts to bring along a record or two along with some interesting anecdotes and see what kind of music and stories unfold during the evening.

The resurgence of vinyl is a fascinating development in this age of the Internet.  It’s just one of the many ways in which everything about the music business is being redesigned, but it’s particularly interesting because it’s a throwback to an earlier time.  In the past decade, more and more music lovers have returned to the once almost extinct medium, insisting that it is superior to digital music reproduction.