Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey & the Groo Grux King
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

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Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey & the Groo Grux KingIt’s appropriate that LeRoi Moore’s solo is the first thing you hear on DMB’s latest. The saxophonist, nicknamed the Groo Grux King, died unexpectedly last year after a freak ATV accident. From the cover artwork by Dave Matthews himself, depicting LeRoi as a giant laughing head on a Mardi Gras float, to the funky grooves throughout, it’s a lovingly rendered tribute. But there’s also an understandably darker, heavy vibe than on most DMB albums, especially on the fatalistic “Spaceman” and the foreboding “Squirm.”

June 2009

 


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