Review: Big Midnight

Big Midnight
“Everything for the First Time”

Big Midnight captures that extremely triumphant, potent feeling imparted when first we heard Cult’s Electric (“When Shadows Come Alive”) and Iggy Pop’s first, classic solo records, like Lust for Life (“Love for Sin”, “Gotta Get Down”). This is in no way merely derivative or purely imitative. Big Midnight has simply fully incorporated the powerful blues-based rockers that have had such an impact, as The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed mentioned in “Gotta Get Down”. Singer/guitarist Shea Roberts and bassist Chris Beltran were the creative forces behind The Richmond Sluts.