Song of the day: Hot Nun – "Win It All"

April 29, 2013

Jeff Shelton is an American musician known for participating in loud rock bands. His latest loud rock band is Hot Nun, and the band made a video for one of its songs.

Here it is:

Hot Nun – “Win It All (2013)

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Song of the day: Hot Nun – "Brave New World"

January 28, 2013

Noise merchant Jeff Shelton is an American chap who has been in a few bands, and the unifying factor of all the bands he’s been in is that they’re noisy.

(As far as I know, Jeff has never been in a James Taylor tribute band.)

Jeff’s latest – and possibly noisiest – venture is a band called Hot Nun.

Jeff and his fellow Hotties (or is that Nunnies?) have released a self-titled mini-album*, and after listening to it I thought “Hmm, that’s not too bad. I think it’s worth mentioning on the blog”.

So here I am mentioning Hot Nun on the blog.

I won’t verbally attack each song. I’ll just present you with the mini-album* and list a few positives and negatives.

For me, highlights include:

  • The first track. It’s my favourite.
  • The first drum fill in “Spirit Of 76“, from 0:22-0:24. That’s a great drum fill.
  • Also in “Spirit Of 76”, from 1:41-1:45 the sound of guitar strings being hit so hard that with each note you can hear the guitar pick hitting the pickup. That lets me know that someone was playing very enthusiastically.
  • The glam-boogie of “Who Do You Love“. That’s my second-favourite track.

Lowlights include:

  • The drum sound. (It sounds to me as if the drums are in a different room to the other instruments.)
  • The guitar solos generally doing nothing more than playing the vocal melodies. They’re nice tunes, but I prefer to hear a guitar soloing, not echoing.
  • The cover of David Bowie’s “Queen Bitch”. Speaking as someone who is a fan of David Bowie, and someone whose favourite David Bowie album is Hunky Dory (the one with “Queen Bitch” on it), all I can say is “No, no, no, no, no, no, no”.

How about I stop typing and let you start listening?

Hot NunHot Nun (2013)

(*Quite a few people call Hot Nun an album, but I disagree. As far as I’m concerned, eight tracks makes a mini-album.)


Song of the day: Hot Nun – "Spirit Of 76"

December 15, 2012

Jeff Shelton, he of the bands The Well Wishers and Headslide, has created yet another band: Hot Nun.

Two Hot Nun songs have been released, and I like both of them.

(I don’t like the band name, though. “Hot Nun”?)

Hot Nun – “Spirit Of 76 (2012)
[Free]

Hot Nun – “Who Do You Love (2012)
[Not free]