Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Alan Cohen Experience

No, that's not Alan in the picture there to the left, it's just the physical manifestation of his musical creational ability, which manifests itself audibly in The Alan Cohen Experience. Alan is not new to the musical scene, but he just released his debut solo album, Revolutions, last month.

The album starts and ends with different versions of the title track. Packed in the middle are eight tracks that are not only enjoyable, but entirely too educational. Imagine a beat poet inspired by the offbeat instrumentation of They Might Be Giants with the informativeness of a School House Rock! song and you'll start to imagine what Alan Cohen has in store for you. The album is aptly titled as you'll hear about such figures as Nelson Mandela (offered below), Che Guevara (hear the iconic Che's song below), Fidel Castro, and Ned Ludd (in a reinterpretation of a historic folk ballad which was also once covered by Chumbawamba), and historical events such as the French, Industrial, and Digital Revolutions. More historical information hasn't been brought together since Billy Joel's We Didn't Start The Fire.

Although at times some of the lines feel a little forced, one can't expect Alan to rewrite history just for a jingle. You can buy a physical copy of the album through CD Baby or you can download the entire album for free at his website. Listen, learn, enjoy.

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They Might Be Giants - (She Was A) Hotel Detective [Single Mix] : Miscellaneous T: B Side / Remix Compilation

Moby - Verb: That's What's Happening : School House Rock! Rocks

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire : 12 Gardens Live

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