ONE WAY Recommends [Issue
#2] Kings Of Leon By
Aaron C. Jones
Holy Roller Novocaine
garage, family band..." is how the Kings of Leon describe their sound. Their
debut 5 song EP Holy Roller Novocaine, is an album that whets your appetite for
more. All of these musical influences come together to make for a unique sound.
Still, this album is straight ahead rock with a church/spiritual influence a la
Al Green or Marvin Gaye. One of my favorite songs is "California Waiting."
The driving guitar and self-questioning lyrics make me ponder just what are we
waiting for out here under the sunny California skies? There are many possibilities
for what lead singer Caleb Followill is really waiting for. On Holy Roller Novocaine
we hear the tale of a preacher abusing his power to get what he wants from his
female followers. Not everything is righteous in the church for the Kings of Leon.
Not a bad start from a young band from the south.