The Foghorns "Ain't I A Man" - KEXP Song of The Day January 1, 2016
Not a bad way to start out the year. The Foghorns song "Ain't I A Man" is featured as the KEXP Song of the Day on their first podcast of 2016.
The single was released in 2015 on the album "The Sun's Gotta Shine..."
Bart Cameron was interviewed by the Huffington Post and had this to say about the song:
"I know people are saying it's a folk song, and I'm cool with that, but the reference really is Bo Diddley. He always sang about being a man, or what it was to be a man. Because it was relevant. Because in his time, for people like him, to say you were a man, someone who could earn a living, be sexual, be bold -- that was an act of rebellion. As it would be today."
"So I'm stuck in the city where geeks are all kings / they got all the morals of Louis the 14 / they don't pay no taxes send their kids overseas / so they don't have to see the poor sleepin' on the street / makes it hard to be a man / but ain't I a man."
full article here
"The Sun's Gotta Shine..." is part one of a two part concept album so look for another full length album from the Foghorns in 2016.