Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Music CD - 2012
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Jake's inspiration for the old way of doing things arrived via a relatively modern medium: an episode of The Simpsons. "Don McLean's 'Vincent came on," he recalls. "And I was like, 'What's that song?" From there I just wanted to be able to play that song and write songs like it, and that's where it all started for me, really."From there, he did what anyone does when they fall for a song hook, line and sinker: he began tracing it back. Via Youtube, he explored the other works of McLean, and then went further back through Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, seeking the ultimate origins of all the great songwriters. That was what turned him on. "Modern music came later for me," he says. "I remember hearing Arctic Monkeys for the first time, and I didn't really like it. It was only when I got a bit older that I started thinking, 'That's bang on, that's great.' It took a while."This is key to what Jake Bugg and his songs are all about: from the rough and ready, abrasive guitars on 'Lightning Bolt' to the wise-beyond-his-years observations of 'Seen It All', to all of the other songs you can find on his debut, it's all just so natural, so real, so un-thought through, so obviously from the soul. He is the sort of artist that so many people have been yearning for, of the kind that we have not seen since. well, since the people who are currently asking him to come out on tour with them.
Publisher: [U.K.] : Mercury Records, p2012
Branch Call Number: ROCK BUGG CD 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 15, 2014

A promising debut. Jake Bugg's still young, and his lyrics still tend to lunge at poetry without quite grasping it. But his retro blues and folk-rock sensibilities are refreshing, and his subject matter is gritty enough to set itself apart from most contemporary hipster pop. Are comparisons to Bob Dylan warranted? No. But who knows what the future holds.

Jul 26, 2014

This fellow from England sounds like a young Johnny Cash, fantastic singer.

Jun 08, 2014

+1 to "best new talent to come about in many many years"

This guy is a talent that is going to last for decades to come.

MWPH Mar 29, 2014

It wasn't the best thing I ever heard, and certainly not the worst, but there were only about two songs I would bother listening to again.

Dec 01, 2013

best new talent to come about in many many years

aaa5756 Oct 16, 2013

This wasn't the worst Music CD I've ever heard, it is far from being good not worth the long library wait!!!! -


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aaa5756 Oct 16, 2013

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