Morning Music: Charm City Devils

Sins - Charm City DevilsCharm City Devils are not exactly my kind of band. But I appreciate standard hard rock in the tradition of Blue Öyster Cult or early Black Sabbath. But maybe it is more correct to say that Charm City Devils are more like the very early Nirvana. Regardless, back in 2012, they recorded a cover of “Man of Constant Sorrow” off their album Sins. And I really think they make it their own.

Given most of us around Frankly Curious are a bit long in the tooth, I’d be curious to hear what others think of it. “Man of Constant Sorrow” is a great song that really can work in any format at all. It’s just a question of performers deciding that they want to do it. And as much as I love the Dan Tyminski version of the song, I’m glad to hear very little of it in his version.

2 thoughts on “Morning Music: Charm City Devils

  1. It was pretty cool!

    I was talking with a friend (yeah, an actual one, not the cabdriver) the other day about “classic rock.” We had on a classic-rock station by accident and I wondered, if “classic” means “stood the test of time,” why classic-rock stations still play the same music they played when I was 22? Shouldn’t there be new “classic rock” since then?

    After all, there are bands doing all kinda of retro styles. I’ve heard new acts that sound like surf music, 70’s soul, British invasion, whatever.

    Well, this proves I know nothing (but I knew that!) There are bands doing new “classic rock.” I just don’t listen to the radio much anymore (not enough time, never enough time . . .) But if I was flipping the dial and heard enough of this song to recognize the source, I’d have thought that’s pretty nifty.

    • I think the problem is that “classic” in that context means “classic as of 1980s.” There are stations that play the oldies of the 1990s. I can’t take any of it. I’m a Pandora guy.

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