Church of the Kitchen Sink
CHURCH OF THE KITCHEN SINK is the next exceptional album from one of America's most dynamic songwriters and performers. James O'Brien is a modern day troubadour, touring relentlessly through Boston to Ann Arbor, from Louisville to Portland spreading his vision of American Life and provoking fierce loyalty from a fan base of rockers, folkies, punks and writers, poets, social workers and music professionals. A guitar driven rock and roll album, CHURCH OF THE KITCHEN SINK, is far from an intellectual or political statement, but rather an emotional response to the times. 'After the Prom' opens this album with a forceful look back at growing up during the Cold War and yet speaks volumes about a child's view of a parent's love. 'Black Helicopters' challenges our understanding of the American political process, while 'Same Old World' and 'Paint' draw us into complex relationships with which we can all identify. James O'Brien and CHURCH OF THE KITCHEN SINK define a new era of Rock and Roll's socially imperative music. It begins with original songs that draw heritage from the 1960s and earlier, adds the muscle and verve that roots-rockers brought to the table throughout the 1990s, and spikes that with a gritty, grungy venom distilled from the spirit of standing six feet away from Kurt Cobain at a hockey shed in some mill town. This album is a product of real alternative American rock, post-Ramones/post-Pixies. Attacking issues from the headlines, and illustrating escape hatches from the American social traps that keep us in cubicles and in debt, CHURCH OF THE KITCHEN SINK encompasses heavy, heady rock that taps the wells that feed Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and The Wallflowers. This album, CHURCH OF THE KITCHEN SINK, is muscular, open hearted, and convincing. Pick up CHURCH OF THE KITCHEN SINK today! Also, don't forget to check out James O'Brien's 2000 release, LIFE UNDERWATER!