Dr. John – “Revolution” – 10.28.12
“Angels surrender, killed in their tracks
Babies, women raped
Leaders on their backs
Prepare your Revolution
Is this the final solution?”
I’ve already started to compile songs and albums for year-end lists and Dr. John is almost certainly going to be on there in one form or another. It was thinking about those lists that made me realize I’ve had a draft for “Revolution” hanging out since mid June, which is far too long for a song this good.
Dr. John (Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack, Jr.) has been around for a long time, recording over 20 albums, winning five Grammy’s, and was even inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame last year. To say he’s accomplished a lot would be a little bit of an understatement. Despite his long running history, I personally think his 2012 album Locked Down is his best work. Locked Down wasn’t made by only Dr. John, The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach is featured as guitarist, background vocals and producer for the album.