Jake Bugg is a 19 year old from Nottingham. Similar to his fore-bearers of fifty years ago, Bugg reintroduces to American audiences stripped down and back-to-basic versions of their own music.
'Lightning Bolt' is a folk-rock sensation that is sneaking its way up the charts of various American radio stations. Upon first listen, it's easy to confuse the tune with a Greenwich Beatnik tune from 1960. The song makes no apologies for its retro stylings and is a testament to the enduring quality of the basic components of rock and roll: driving beats, simple chords, and a catchy chorus.
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