Music: Perry Farrell KIND HEAVEN / Gloria Gaynor TESTIMONY
Perry Farrell KIND HEAVEN
Yup… it’s a Perry Farrell record and nothing here is too far outside his wheelhouse: well-executed Alterna-Pop. Everything here is SUPER accessible and Jane’s Addiction fans will dig this as well as folk who’ve never heard of Farrell. Again… a perfect entry point (present day) from which to start a deeper dive. I was surprised by this one… surprised by how much I liked it.
Gloria Gaynor TESTIMONY
The creator of the disco anthem “I Will Survive” delivers a ‘big choir’ gospel record (think: Kirk Franklin, but more soulful, less funky). Clearly, Gospel is where Gaynor grew up and her deep understanding of the genre is evident. Exceptionally performed and recorded… man, this record sounds great and Gaynor’s voice is in top form.