Samuel Kiszka (Greta Van Fleet)

Courtesy of Greta van Fleet Com

By Thomas Semioli

Warning: this post contains irony and humor!

Bollocks to all ye naysayers!

Head-up-their-arses geezer rockers (yes, you!) and indie rock snobs (are there any other kind?) incessantly grumble over Greta Van Fleet’s hearty homage to their influences. However amnesia sets in with regard to the obvious factoid that the omnipotent Beatles, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Sonic Youth, Oasis, and Led “We Can Afford the Best Lawyers” Zeppelin – all pilfered heavily from those that came before them. 

Refer to Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly among others who wuz robbed!  Akin to his mentor, the former John Baldwin, bassist / keyboardist Samuel Kiszka is a fluid, soulful player who serves the almighty song. Refreshing to witness a bona fide rock band piss off folks in the 21st Century. Long may they infuriate and inspire a new generation.


Samuel Kiska Sound & Vision

 “Highway Tune” live   

“When The Curtain Falls”

“You’re The One”