Songs You May Have Missed #182


The Thorns: “No Blue Sky” (2003)

Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins and Pete Droge found common ground in the California country rock sound on their self-titled one-off collaborative album as The Thorns in 2003. It may call to mind CSN, early Dan Fogelberg or The Jayhawks (whose classic song “Blue” is covered on the album). Maybe it’s down to the close-harmony type of bands they’re emulating here, but it’s impressive how three established, distinctive solo artists can sound like they’ve always been a band.

“The sun never looked so pretty goin’ down”…and you can hear that sunset in the music. Nicely done.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DG
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 16:24:29

    This sounds great. Got to check out the rest of the record.


  2. Karen Gottschall
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 11:12:50

    That’s nice. The antithesis of Mr Blue Sky.

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Susan Simpson
    Apr 21, 2013 @ 12:24:52

    That is really nice…keep on sharing the good stuff! 🙂


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