No Guts, No Glory
moe., approaching its 25th year together, is a reliable pillar in the jam band arena, and its recent album No Guts, No Glory, reflects the dependable nature of its music. Some of the songs are new, and others, which have appeared during live shows, get the studio treatment they deserve. Originally said to be acoustic, the album is placed on a rootsy foundation and bent in a progressive rock direction toward the moe. that has stood the test of time.
The original acoustic intentions of the album can be heard in “White Lightening Turpentine” and “This I Know.” “White Lightening Turpentine” holds acoustic backing through the entire track while featuring a huge guitar solo. Contrasting “White Lightening,” “This I Know” begins as what appears to be a slow, emotional track and evolves into a huge peak with the help of a distorted guitar.