Bend Thy Knee to St. Paul and the Broken Bones


We have satellite radio at work. Sure there are some great stations, Little Steven’s Underground Garage for example. But where I work they don’t get much play, I hear a lot of top 40 during the day. However, last week I was stopped in my tracks when I heard a song over the speakers. I high-tailed it over to the satellite receiver and saw that it was a song called “Sugar Dyed Honey Pants” by St. Paul and the Broken Bones. I could list superlative after superlative to describe this band but I think I will borrow from Steve Leggett over at because he sums it up perfectly:

“With a charismatic, dynamic, and theatrical lead singer who seems to channel the intensity of James Brown on-stage, a loose and punchy two-man horn section, and a garage band back line that holds everything down, Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul & the Broken Bones at their best capture a retro-soul sound that echoes nothing so much as the classic Stax and Muscle Shoals sides from the late ’60s and early ’70s.”


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Domestic now, but spent early to late 80s playing drums in a hair metal band in Toronto. Since then I've lost the hair and have found new ways to scratch the rock and roll itch.

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