by G. Love
Released: Aug 2006
Label: Brushfire Records/Universal
G. Love & Special Sauce have always made casual, unassuming music -- front porch/backyard-hangin' type stuff. Where the band really elevates their game is in the inspiration they find in just being casual and unassuming. The Philly fellas' seventh LP is another example of that talent; like a soulful Seinfeld, Love can sing about nothing and sound wicked-cool doing it. A pocket call becomes the basis for "Can't Go Back to Jersey," while "Thanks and Praises" gives both for all the little things that keep life funky. Featuring guest spots from Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, Lemonade brings the Sauce back to the hip-hop and blues-based "ragmop" of their early years and sounds more fresh-squeezed than ever.