02.10.2012 12:10 PM

Rev. Al Green comment

I’m a punk, but it occurs to me that Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ is so masterful because it throbs with despair and (possible) menace. And at the start, it is actual art.

You’re welcome.

9 Comments

  1. frmr disgruntled Con now happy Lib says:

    There must be a soul singer in you just waiting to come out, Mr. Kinsella……
    Here’s one of my favourite Rev. Green’s covers……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8NWqO85P6Y

  2. smelter rat says:

    Saw al at the Winnipeg Jazz festival 2 years ago. I’ve seen a lot of concerts, but i’ve never seen another one as good as his was. A complete entertainer, and that sweet sweet voice.

    • Bill Templeman says:

      The Reverend Al is a classic. Smelter, have you ever caught the Neville bros. I saw them at Ontario Place about 20 years ago. Aaron Neville was extraordinary. Then there is People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield. Not punk at all, but a classic song.

  3. Lala says:

    Great, great song.

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