Smith, Sonny / Rod For Your Love
Album:Rod For Your Love Collection:General
Artist:Smith, Sonny Added:Oct 2018
Label:Easy Eye Sound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-10-24 Pull Date:2018-12-26 
Week Ending:Dec 23Dec 16Dec 9Nov 25Nov 18Nov 11Oct 28

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 10, 2021:Music Genealogy (rebroadcast from Dec 2, 2018)
Pictures Of You
4.May 28, 2019:Magnetized Toner
2.Aug 12, 2021:Magnetized Toner (rebroadcast from Oct 15, 2019)
5.Mar 13, 2019:Hanging in the Bone Yard
3.Jan 01, 2020:Hanging in the Bone Yard
6.Dec 31, 2018:Hanging in the Bone Yard
Rod For Your Love

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2018-10-15 
Sonny Smith sans Sunsets means laid-back and strummy, but still weird and cool. The SF staple zones in on relaxing, singalong folky sunshiney tunes reminiscent of Byrds and other nostalgic folk-rock sounds, with plenty of weirdness

1. (2:34) ****** Sweet and shimmery intro, sunny and nostalgic folky, and with enough weird instrumentations (even a harp!) that keep it novel and weird
2. (3:58) ***** Fun western two-step boogie, laconic and cool vocals with sweet moog
3. (3:13) *** Antic, on-edge strumming "doo-be-doo-be-doo", xylophone sparkles
4. (2:46) *** Hazy, with chin-scratching vocals punctuated by shimmery guitar wipes
5. (3:37) **** Crunchy SoCal guitar, storytelling vocals with supportive chorus behind him, eventually into chimey old pianos and gongs
6. (2:04) *** Stomping rhythm with hillside atmosphere, flutes and all
7. (3:02) *** Angel Olsen joins with a frail duet, overall AM rock sound
8. (2:40) **** A Sly Stone riff into shimmery piano with swaggery rhythm
9. (3:17) *** Supremes-y glassy piano into omnious spy sounds, into sunshine singalong
10. (3:40) ***** Funky bass with calypso rhythm, snarly vocals buoyed by endless weird synth and percussions, intentionally repetitive "bores me to tears..."

Track Listing
1.Pictures Of You 6.Rod For Your Love
2.Lost 7.Burnin' Up
3.Adventures 8.Refugees
4.Slaves 9.More Bad Times
5.Live, Love, And Be Free 10.Bores Me To Tears