I’ve been on five tour buses in my life, the big kind that look like modern kitchens with marble-top counters mixed with the triple stacked sleeping quarters of a submarine, all squished into one rolling corridor.
A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away - Okay, in Dublin about 1986 - I used to listen to a lot of what I now consider to be very bad music. Posters of Hard Rock and Metal bands adorned my bedroom walls and the stereo was frequently cranked.
Okay I’ll admit it I’m tired. I’ve done a lot of running around this year. I’ve loved it but I’m happy to be in one place for a time, though admittedly that feeling doesn’t last a long time for me either.
Re-Build is the latest offering from Dublin born troubadour Mark Dignam. I am not going to beat around the bush, this album is bloody fantastic. Falling somewhere in between a live album and a studio album (I believe this to be the music equivalent of "filmed in front of a live studio audience"), Re-build captures all of the energy and atmosphere of a live show, but is met with the sound quality of a studio engineered album and is something rather special.