"coming down with godspeed--a collective collection", encapsulates a multitude of musical selections from various 'upstart' musical artists, all adding to the efforts of a core band of two individuals, namely, dan l. dudgeon, and king dusty a. day.
Among the contributing artists are: an actor and voice-over specialist in radio, mike miller; a highly talented guitarist and songwriter, keith conant, who has gone on to perform with other musical groups in the western US; another talented guitarist and Vietnam vet, steve meeker; and a clever percussionist and general philosopher from deep in the Rocky Mountains, chuck stonehocker.
This variety of talent only saturates the CD with musical styles from the very cut and dry beat of guitar pop, as evident in "highway robbery" and "sweet henrietta", to the droning chaotic moog-like vibes of "valhalla groove" and "seretonium". Some truly pounding distortion adds flavor to the mix in "mind cancer" and "cry for help". And the CD even finds itself in a folksy mood with "screenplay" and "in a car, on a plane, on an eagle's back". With some improv and clever lyrics added to the mix, this collective collection almost has it all.
The very best offering of this album, however, is its ability to exemplify truly American ideals, that is, the freedom of expression. Although its quality is, in nature, lo-fi, and may indeed be the lowest-fi album that the indie market has to offer, its artistry remains unique, proving that record contracts and recording studios do not 'create' talent. This CD may not become the favorite piece in very many music collections, if any, but it may become the launching pad of more than one, someday-successful, musician or songwriter, making it, at the very least, some collector's favorite 'historical' piece.
If you purchase a copy, thanks for listening. If you don't then at least thanks for reading.
But nonetheless, do watch for future offerings by "coming down with godspeed"! And see other lyrical works by dan l. dudgeon in the book "A Feast of Phrases" available from Amazon.com.
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