Will Hoge “The Overthrow” – Listen

Will Hoge’s new album ‘Tiny Little Movies‘ sees the Nashville based musician continuing along his path of blue-collar rock, where amplified guitars creating compelling riffage is of great importance – but not greater than the lyrics which can lead into some interesting territory.  There’s an easy to grasp subtext to ‘The Overthrow‘ with it’s condemnation of a TV personality whose promises aren’t worth the breath they take to utter.  Ok, we can see where that’s come from when Hoge condemns “Darth Vader with a spray tan and a girlie magazine” to the dustbin of history. Turns out, though, that this wasn’t the original idea.The riff and the lyrics sort of got born together in this one” explains Hoge. “I liked the mix of the heavy, riff guitar and the vocal melody. It originally had a more verbose chorus but the point seemed to be better made when that got scrapped and it became the repeat of ‘The Overthrow’. I really tried to write into it NOT being a ‘political’ song, but it just is. With all that’s going on currently in our country, I’m glad I couldn’t talk myself into that.”

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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