Everlast : Ends
[a]Everlast[/a] undertakes the journey from arrested development - 'Shamrocks And Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom)', anyone? - to [B]Arrested Development[/B] with some laid-back dignity;
downsized generation. But born-again soul man Everlast undertakes the journey from arrested development - 'Shamrocks And Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom)', anyone? - to
Arrested Development with some laid-back dignity; picking up growly vocals, fervent strumming and nicely looped beats along the way. Some electronic beebling assures us it's Beck's call he's heard, not Dylan's; but the earnestness of the man
after sportswear is undimmed.
Incidentally, Everlast's will be the last household name in this singles review. The dry rot in the heart of the music industry is exacerbated by the summer months, when the majors all but give
releasing singles. Prepare, then, for the small mammals of rock's forest floor to peek out from the foliage and take over now that
dinosaurs are out of the picture.
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