The Muse: Fly Golden Eagle, “Devil’s Eye (Basilisk)”
A scruffy, skuzzy garage band from central Tennessee, Fly Golden Eagle shoots itself into the cosmos with this psych-rock throwback. “You got me feeling like an animal!” goes the fiery hook, delivered over a bedrock of Farfisa organs, rattling drums and the sort of guitar riff that belongs on a Nuggets compilation. Far out.
In conjunction with our September/October issue, American Songwriter proudly presents The Muse September Sampler, featuring 12 must-hear tracks from some of our favorite artists. And the best thing about it? It’s free! You can download the sampler by going to this url: http://americansongwriter.bandcamp.com/ Turbo Fruits, “Sweet Thang” “Sugar, why are you leaving?” So begins “Sweet [...]
Alabama Shakes Tap Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle For Fall Tour
Brittany Howard performs with Fly Golden Eagle at Bonnaroo. Photo by Jeff Gentner Yesterday, our March/April cover subjects the Alabama Shakes announced their fall tour plans. They’re bringing along their Nashville buddies Fly Golden Eagle. I first learned about Fly Golden Eagle through the Shakes’ Brittany Howard and she continues to spread the gospel about [...]
When The Dealing’s Done: The 2012 Bonnaroo Documentary
Kenny Rogers told us the importance of knowing when to walk away and knowing when to run – a lesson American Songwriter has never taken to heart. In fact, we stayed for all four days and nights of Bonnaroo, leaving the farm with compromised immune systems but also with a boatload of great memories. Relive [...]
BMI’S 2012 ROAD TO BONNAROO CONTEST WINNER ARTIST: Fly Golden Eagle a.k.a. !FGE a.k.a. Fame Bangers SONG: “Bed of Roses” BIRTHDATE: 1/9/43 BIRTHPLACE: Windows on the Cumberland AMBITIONS: To open up a trailer park resort in Nashville and make the world’s first hot tub pyramid. TURN-OFFS: Ram by Paul McCartney TURN-ONS: All Things Must Pass [...]