The Faves – Here Comes The Rain
As far as Vodka is concerned, every summer needs a rock and roll anthem that signals it’s time to party. For the summer of 2022, that is going to be provided by The Faves, with the dance-party rocker Here Comes The Rain. Yes, these guys are old-at least as old as Vodka-but they can still rock, and the lead vocals from the long-time drummer of The Greg Kihn Band, Larry Lynch, are solid and tuneful. My old voice is craggy these days, but Larry still sounds fresh. With the world news less than stellar, it’s good to have a cheerful piece of music with an uplifting sound to make us look at life in a good light.
Lyrically, Here Comes The Rain is a love song:
“Through the years that we leave behind, persuasion of love will get stronger with time
As we grow and change, you’re gonna see – I won’t give up, you can count on me
Love is a feeling not understood, it’s tough to describe but it feels so good
Like the colors in a fire that never stop blending, my love for you never ending”
Now if only we could get world leaders, and people in general, to adopt that feeling for everyone, humanity would be in good shape. Sadly, that’s not likely to happen any time soon.
Musically, this song is all about rock and roll, and it’s wrapped up in a blanket of nicely executed (and produced) instrumentation. I love the drum rimshot solo on this track! It’s a complete surprise, but it really adds a nice variance to the song.
The Greg Kihn Band, for those too young to remember, had their heyday back in the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, scoring well enough to make it onto the billboard top 200 album charts. Their talent was never in question, they always had a solid sound, but as the 80s wore on, they were up against a lot of competition. They continued to make LPs on a semi-regular schedule through 2017, and continue as a going concern to this day, with a lineup that has changed a lot through the years. Larry Lynch (drums and vocals) was the band’s drummer during some of their most successful years (1976-1986). Robbie Dunbar (guitars), is also a Greg Kihn Band alumnus, though he was with the band only a short time (1976-1977). Besides Larry and Robbie, The Faves consists of Jimmy Jet Spalding (bass), and David Tashinian (keyboards). All of the instrumentation is solid! There is no website for The Faves, but you can find some information by heading to their Facebook page. You can pick up Here Comes The Rain on their Bandcamp.com site.
Check out the single that will have you dancing on your lawn while the barbeque smokes. It’s time to party, so pick up Here Comes The Rain now!
Note: Just when things were returning to a semblance of normality, the COVID 19 virus is again heating up in many areas of the country. It’s so disheartening to know that we have the tools to make this a non-event, by simply getting vaccinated and fully boosted. The virus has the potential, again, to shut down performances for musical artists. For this reason, artists such as The Faves could still use your purchases. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. Please, if you are physically able to do so, get vaccinated. — Vodka