Goodnight Loving- The Goodnight Loving Supper Club LP. Milwaukee's the Goodnight Loving are that increasingly rare band who have clear aural ties to the American roots-rock tradition while sounding eager to do something different with it. They obviously love country music, blues, folk, and first-generation rock & roll, but they've also folded in some classic pop rock ties and mixed up the ingredients in a manner that owes more to the inspired eclecticism of the Mekons, than say, the respectful formalism of the Jayhawks. The Goodnight Loving approach their music the right way, by putting the melodies up front where they belong while pouring a steady stream of energy and high-spirited fun into their tunes. ‘The Goodnight Loving Supper’ is the group's fourth album and it's a strikingly accomplished and ambitious work that also sounds fresh, witty, and bubbling over with ideas. The ringing guitars are half Don Rich and half Dick Dale, the rhythm section can lay out a cheery shuffle or a steady garage rock stomp at will, and the lyrics can go anywhere from the romantic contemplation over a hung-over breakfast ("Sunnyside") to a bizarre-world fantasy involving 37,000 cans of beer ("Summer Dream"), to a fish who is about to become someone's dinner all in one record and they sound clever without being pretentious at each turn. The Goodnight Loving understand American rock & roll better than most and perfectly demonstrate just how many detours you can take while still keeping their songs sounding sharp, energetic, fun and relateable.