Every so often, I’m going to post an album recommendation. I have lots of “favorite” albums, but I’m going to share a few that I find especially good. Today brings an album that really captures the flavor of rock in the early 1990s.
In the early 90s, Guns N’ Roses had successfully killed off hair metal in favor of accessible heavy metal. That changed when the Use Your Illusion albums came out – as “rock” more than metal – and rock softened up a little. Bands like Mr. Big and Firehouse were suddenly relevant. A little known Southern band who had been around since the mid-80s dropped into the scene with a fantastic album called “Fly Me Courageous.”
Fly Me Courageous features several great songs besides the title track which became a successful single, most notably “Let’s Go Dancing.” Other songs such as “For You,” “Look What You’ve Done to Your Brother,” and “Around the Block Again” are really great songs that are a throwback to that period in rock music. While it certainly won’t feel like current music, it will certainly prove to be a successful demonstration of just good, catchy song writing.