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Monday 11 February 2019

Stay Positive

Thanks to George for forwarding me a copy of Stay Positive the 2008 4th studio album by Brooklyn band The Hold Steady.
Yet another band who I had heard of but hadn't really heard much by.
I was quite impressed. It is a lot better and indeed noisier than I thought it might be.
The first single from the album Sequestered in Memphis would almost certainly have found a place in my Memphis v Nashville series had I been aware of it at the time.

George may not thank me for this but I can hear shades of Springsteen in places. A band that I will definitely explore further.

The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive


  1. Love the Hold Steady and they're definitely heavily influenced by Springsteen... along with the Replacements & Hüsker Dü.

    Sequestered In Memphis is a favourite of mine.

  2. I too think there is a Springsteen influence there. Having said that I like this album, and Boys and Girls In America.