377. Rocket and a Bomb – Michael Knott
ROCKET AND A BOMB (1994)
Another of the several Michael Knott created projects to be included on this list, Rocket and a Bomb is, in some ways, the most commercial sounding solo project of Knott’s vast catalog. The title track would end up appearing two years later on the secular released “Aunt Betty’s” project with a distinctly different finish to the song, a topic that will be addressed in a future review.
The album kicks off with the impressive “Jan the Weatherman,” a song that should have been released to mainstream College radio as it contains one of Knott’s best hooks. “Jail” is either a metaphor for the spiritual prison all of mankind if trapped within and our unsuccessful human attempts to appease the Lord/Judge with our works and ingenuity and our depraved nature’s inability to do that which is right even when presented clearly in front of us…or it’s about a guy in jail.
The beauty of Mike Knott!
I know there are several Knottheads that can better distinguish the subtle differences between Mike Knott, Michael Knott, Lifesavers, Lifesavors, LSU, Aunt Bettys, Cush and the other incarnations of this genius. I, on the other hand, prefer to simply accept each and every individual release on it’s own and see all of them as Mike Knott creations, and for that reason alone, worthy of consideration.