Carl Rusk issued the winsome, albeit brief solo disk that I'm sharing today. The ten songs (including a couple of minute long interludes) comprising Blue Period are as one might guess a sizeable progression from the Ramblers jangly jewel, the aforementioned "Trains," though "Grains of Sand" revists that Mersey terrain with retro-fitted inflections of steel guitar. Elsewhere, "Raspberry Way" wafts it's way into the orbit of the Wondermints, and the stark and spare acoustic ballad "Dance With Me" haunts in much the same manner as the Posies Dear 23 and Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers' more contemplative moments. Rusk's readings of ELO's AM radio staple "Can't Get It Out of My Head," and Nick Drake's "Fly" dovetail well with his original material. Just wish there was more where this came from, and I'm sure you Ramblers aficionados would concur with me on that.At the turn of the millennium lead Rambler
01. Can't Get It Out of My Head
02. Raspberry Way
05. Grains of Sand
06. You Breathe and Dream
10. Dance With Me
Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “Child of Winter” (1974) - Here is a rare treat for those of you in warmer climes...one of the rarer singles from the Beach Boys, a 1974 Christmas confection that nobody heard.
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