Let’s Get Friendship Right
Let’s Get Friendship Right , the 15th album by The Skydiggers, is a magnificent album that deals with loss and love. Although dealing with deep and heavy subjects, the end result is an album that is comforting and enlightening. The songs are full of melodies that get embedded into your mind, such as the incredible horn section and powerful arrangements on “Always And Forever”.
Once again, the band incorporates many different genres to create their own distinct style. Folk, rock, rhythm and blues, all rolled together to form the Skydiggers’ trademark. The use of synthesizers in the first track “Five Cold Canadians” enhances the song and elevates it to a whole different level.
Throughout the album, Andy Maize’s vocals have never sounded better.Along with Josh Finlayson, they create an incredible sound, but it is the lyrics that push the album to new heights. Side one reflectson the impact of losing a loved one, while side two speaks of the importance of love. Although the political “Ineligible” may stand out, it actually does fit in,as it explores the idea of an all-embracing community.
After nearly 30 years, Skydiggers not only continue to release brilliant music, but also demonstrate that they continue to grow as artists. Musically and lyrically, Skydiggers have produced a work of art. Although the album deals with some heavy subject matter, it is inviting to all its listeners.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: SKYDIGGERS – LET’S GET FRIENDSHIP RIGHT