It’s difficult to describe the encapsulating power behind Ham1. The Athens-based band’s latest album, Let’s Go On And On And On With Ham 1, is perhaps most engrossing release in their half-decade career. “It’s Only A Dream Unto Itself” is one of the album’s top tracks, molding together a unique array of rock, folk, country and psychedelic for a sound that hints of wide influences from local friends Dark Meat, to the grunge master J. Mascis himself, to the epic genius John Cale.
“It’s Only A Dream Unto Itself” is a gritty rock song with a hint of the south with an almost southern drawl, a hint of psychedelic experimentation thanks to minor forays into oblivion on guitar (remnant, in my opinion in the too-short-lived Royal City), and full-on great songwriting.
Let’s Go On And On And On With Ham1 is available now from Orange Twin Records.
Download: “It’s Only A Dream Unto Itself” by Ham1