Darrin James Band: Thrones of Gold

One track.  That’s all it takes to make Darrin James' latest effort worth the entire album.

Though you’ll get 13 solid listens, the opening track on his Thrones of Gold, “Trivial,” with all its reckless abandon and rock and roll energy – think The Gourds meet The Faces – is more than worth the price of admission.  In this day and age where rock and roll has fallen prey to oh so many gimmicks, its nice to have just one real, raw, rock song.

Darrin James does this in just one tune, then shifts gears a number of times, from the pseudo-soul of “Duct Tape,” to the folk/rock of the title track, making Thrones one darn fine record.