Saturday, November 10, 2012
Fave Albums: Dave Dobbyn - Twist
Singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn is like New Zealand rock royalty (and has even received an Officer New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) from the Queen). He has had a long musical career both in bands and as a solo artist. His third solo album, Twist, was released in 1994 and was produced by another Kiwi legend, Neil Finn. This album features the hit singles "Language," "Lap Of The Gods" and his duet with Emma Paki on "Naked Flame." There is a nice balance on the album between the more rock sounding songs such as "What Do You Really Want?" and "Rain On Fire," and the heartfelt lyrics of "It Dawned On Me," "Protection" and "I Can't Change My Name." In addition, Neil's influence can be heard throughout, especially with the use of the optigan on "Betrayal."
Favorite Lyric: Blood red bloom - pohutukawa, the black dunes hiss with the grasses' breath ("It Dawned On Me")
Favorite Song: "Language"