This is an amazing album on its on merits, but made all the more special by the fact that I know the keyboardist personally.
Well, I've met the whole band now, but Emily works with Louis, the keyboardist.
But, anyway, this is a seriously fucking good album and I want everyone to go out and buy it.
Not just because of my personal connection to one of the band members, but because (as some of you are no doubt aware) I personally think this is actually one of the best fucking bands ever.
This is some serious bluesy-rock, and then some.
But, really, it's all about the live show.
I first saw these guys play live at The Public Bar, a venue now immortalised in one of their songs and way too small to really hold their sizeable following.
I was immediately impressed, but I can pinpoint the moment when I really fell for this band.
It was when they really cut loose with a raucous instrumental.
Since then, I've been wrestling with the conundrum that my absolute favourite song from this band was an instrumental, and I therefore didn't even know what it was called.
That is, until I discovered it was the first song on their debut album.
And the title track.
The World Can Wait.
So, tonight I'm off to what will probably be a sell-out gig, 67Special's debut album launch, in Northcote of all places (nice that I live just a short walk from West Richmond station).
And for those of you with a spare $20, I urge you to go out and buy this album (available at HMV, if not elsewhere).
Or, perhaps better yet, keep an eye on the website www.67special.com for info on upcoming gigs, to see what this band is really about.