It’s a theme in American life right now, and other so-called democracies.”Transangelic Exodus was mostly recorded – as all Furman’s records have been since 2011 – at his bandmate (saxophonist/producer) Tim Sandusky’s Ballistico Studios in Chicago, and with the other Visions – Jorgen Jorgensen (bass, and on this album, cello), Ben Joseph (keyboards, guitar) and Sam Durkes (drums/percussion).
Just as Furman’s band hasn’t really changed, so his musical DNA remains intact – a thrilling, literate form of garage-punk rooted in The Velvet Underground, Jonathan Richman and ‘50s rock’n’roll.
However, the more popular she became, the less approval her music received from the gospel communities.
Her distinct style, lyrics inspired by gospel and music with a secular sound, were two things that weren’t “supposed to mix.” However, secular audiences enjoyed Tharpe’s music.
The term ‘transangelic’ refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. And it causes panic because some people think it’s contagious, or it should just be outlawed.” “The album still works without the back story, though,” he vouches.
“What’s essential is the mood – paranoid, authoritarian, the way certain people are stigmatised.
After relocating to New York, Sister Rosetta recorded for the first time and all four of her songs–“That’s All,” “The Lonesome Road,” “My Man,” and “Rock Me”–were instant hits.
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