Natural Child play bluesy, garagey, indie rock that is very reminiscent of ‘70s
rock ‘n’ roll ala The Rolling Stones and CCR.
The opening track, “8 AM Blues” has a very CCR meets Randy Newman riff
to it, setting the stage perfectly for the rest of the record. For the
Love of the Game is an ode to classic rock ‘n’ roll while at the same time
holding on to hints and nuances of indie rock like Guided By Voices and
Sebadoh. The record’s standout moment is
probably the grooving “That’s How I Got to Nashville, TN Memphis”
(see below), a slower bluesy number with an incredible hook in the chorus. For the
Love of the Game is the kind of record that should appeal to both fans of
classic rock (especially those who fancy newer bands like The Black Keys and
The White Stripes) and indie rock and with this record Natural Child is definitely
setting themselves up as a band to be watched.