FORD MADOX FORD: This American Blues: LP

May 23, 2018


Ford Madox Ford is the current project from California punk legend Chip Kinman of The Dils and Rank And File. If anything, this project falls somewhere between those two sonic endeavors. It’s most certainly not scrappy, youthful, incendiary punk and it’s not stripped-down country either. It sounds like Chip spent twenty years listening to CCR and the Velvet Underground, then his son burned him a CD-R of Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, and all the pieces fell into place. I’ve never used the phrase “blues rock” in a complimentary way, but I think this situation calls for such an action. Chip, thanks for writing a rock record that isn’t afraid to get a little weird. –Daryl (Porterhouse,