In New York during the early 60s, left-leaning protest songs were in vogue. While Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell rose to superstar status, it was proto-folkie Phil Ochs who stayed with the material the longest. Only after his unfortunate death was he appreciated as one of the best songwriters of the generation.
Kind of Like Spitting have taken it upon themselves to educate their loyal fanbase about Ochs’ groundbreaking music by revisiting the songs themselves. Ben Barnett and David J. bring energy to hits like ‘Draft Dodger Rag’ and ‘I Ain’t Marching Anymore’. Take these covers as existing independently from their creator, and it’s a fun and poignant romp back in time. And while Kind of Like Spitting’s renditions rarely touch on Ochs’ brand of ironic sorrow, they do praise his humor and wit with an endearing sort of devotion.