Allan Mayes has been a tough working musician for greater than the fifty years since we met. So, when he requested me if I needed to rejoice this anniversary by getting collectively to play just a few songs that we used to know. I stated, “Completely not!” “Let’s make the document we’d have reduce after we have been 18, if anybody had allow us to”. And that is what you’ll hear on The Resurrection of Rust.
The EP incorporates new renditions of songs from our 1972 membership repertoire; our duets on two Nick Lowe tunes from 1972; “Give up to the Rhythm” and “Don’t Lose Your Grip on Love”‐ and closes with an association incorporating Neil Younger’s “Everyone Is aware of This Is Nowhere” and “Dance, Dance, Dance” which marks my recording debut on the electrical violin.
The stand out for me is Allan’s touching rendition of “I’m Forward If I Can Stop Whereas I’m Behind”, a tune written by the Kentucky songwriter, Jim Ford, who wrote hits for Aretha Franklin, P.J. Proby and Bobby Womack.
Most of our personal early compositions from the Rusty days exist solely in lyrical kind, scrawled in our previous notebooks, the tunes lengthy forgotten however we did have a reel‐to‐reel demo of “Heat Home”, a tune which I started once I was 17 and which may very well be present in practically all of our set lists and located right here with full vocal and band association pushed by mandolin.