Album of the Day
Go Slow Down
Released 25 years ago today, GO SLOW DOWN was the fifth studio album from Wisconsin quartet BoDeans. The Slash collection was executive produced by T-Bone Burnett, who'd helmed the group's acclaimed debut, and the set has a relaxed, acoustic feel well-suited to the dozen Neumann-Llanas originals here. The best-known of these songs is surely opener “Closer to Free,” which became the band's biggest hit after it was used as the theme to the TV series Party of Five in 1994, but as “Idaho,” “Save a Little” and the title track illustrate, there's no shortage of fine material here. This hook-filled, heartfelt set is easily among the best BoDeans albums, and GO SLOW DOWN will reward any fan of American roots rock.