The Concrete Blond song “Joey” should probably be left well enough alone. It’s such a heart-rending song that I think it can only been done justice by the cigarette and whiskey ravaged voice of lead singer Johnette Napolitano. To try to make it into a song with beautiful harmonies and gently strummed guitars is really missing the point. The women in Sometymes Why (members of Uncle Earl, the Mammals, and Crooked Still) may have a fine record on their hands but it’s hard be too excited after hearing this song.
The new record, Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine, out in March on Signature Sounds.
Original video for “Joey”