Live Faust Die Jung
This is the fourth of the Big Rude Jake CDs, and the biggest departure. It was never officially released, as Jake was in a car accident right after the recording was done. As a result, the album was never launched or toured. It was at this point that Jake withdrew from public life for several years. The music on LFDJ was a break away from swing and jazz, referencing his respect for influences from folk and blues to 60’s soul and 70’s pop. It’s a collection of raw, unprocessed pop songs with that familiar Big Rude Jake edge and witty lyricism.
“Although it was the New York jazz scene that had attracted him to that city in the first place, it was the rock and soul sounds of New York in the 70’s that ended up inspiring him the most, and it was this legacy that eventually led to the creation of his latest release, “Live Faust, Die Jung.” With this album, Jake switched his centre of influence from jazz to soul, and came up with a CD of infectious, hooky songs, laced with powerful images and his trade mark lyrics.
Already, interest in this new record has brought many new people into the world of Jake; many of whom had never heard of him before. Will these newbies go back and check out the older material? Of course, it is our hope that they will, but right now all attention is on Jake’s remarkable transformation from Big, Angry, Bile-spitting Swing Punk…”
Cecil Barns, ATOMIC magazine, NYC
Lyrics1. Neck Deep in the Blues
2. Brooklyn Blue
3. Steppin’ Out Under the Moon
5. St. Annie out on the Front Stoop
7. Music in the Street
8. (don’t It Just) Break Your Heart
9. Sweet Night Sounding
10. The Wolf
This is what cool sounds like. Outstanding.
Great album. Consistently good songs that don’t deal with the usual tripe. Nicoletta is a great example of good music with lyrics that’ll make you reflect on the out-of-the-ordinary.
Produced by: Jake Langley/A. Jacob Hiebert
Engineered by: Jake Langley
Musicians: Jake Langley (bass, guitars), A. Jacob Hiebert (vocals, guitar), Kevin Coady (drums), Jesse Baird (drums, percussion), Dennis Keldie (keyboards), Christopher Plock (sax, vocals)