Exposé Online banner

Bone Daddy — What You Wanted
(Porcupine 807950, 2006, CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2007-03-01

What You Wanted Cover art

This Idaho band has been working the jam band circuit for a few years now, and this is their fourth full-length album. They play a moderately rootsy brand of rock, comparable to Big Head Todd and the Monsters or Phish or, to be less charitable, Hootie and the Blowfish. The songs are well written, arranged, and performed. On a few tracks there are strings, and even a few electronic touches. Keyboards, mostly piano and organ, are pretty prominent. They avoid monotony by covering a variety of tempos. In short, if I heard it on the radio, I’d probably say, “That was pretty decent.” Bone Daddy could probably pick up a few new fans by opening a show for Dave Matthews or Widespread Panic (which they’ve already done, for all I know), and I’m sure they play these songs differently every time in true jam band tradition. My favorite track is “These Are the Days”, which features string parts reminiscent of classic Beatles tunes. There you go. Bone Daddy.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 34, 2006 releases

Related artist(s): Bone Daddy

Latest news

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more

2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more

2018-07-09
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more

2018-07-01
7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog – We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Surge - For the Time Being – Why is European mainland jazz ignored or worse yet, simply prejudiced as being lesser than US contemporaries? And does jazz have to be black to be good? These questions have been asked by reviewers...  (1998) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues