A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
Who better to help guide each of us into territories yet explored - than US? If you're anything like me, you are 1/2 frustrated never-gonna-be "Rock God" and 1/2 under-published mal-appreciated "Journalist".... well, i'll speak for myself.... that's what I am. So over the years, I've compiled some reviews of records that I loved that never seemed to capture the attention of the greater populus. I'd like to share a few of them with my newest family. I'd REALLY love it if you would return the favor! Talk soon. Happy Reviewing, and here's a forgotten gem or two making there way into some new collections and hearts. Kind Regards, Fitz
Daryll wrote: They are bowled over by glitz, bling and how stylishly a performer can shake their ass>>
But in the case of Beyonce, we'll let it slide.
The Crimea - Tragedy Rocks
This album came out in 2005, but I never heard of it until about an hour ago, just finishing up my first ever listen to this.
About an equal mix of guitar and keyboard-focused songs.
Great singer (guy) along with a lot of possibly female backing vocals (I haven't read anything about it, don't know who is in the band or anything....just giving you impressions here, the first play is still going on.
This is unbelievably great.
Every song is good, except for those who buy their music by individual tracks (like on iTunes, Rhapsody, etc)...track 1, "intro" is a skip....
It says on here they sound like Prefab Sprout, and maybe they do a bit (althought that is pretty high praise)...I'd say they sound more like a bank like Unkle Bob (who is also highly recommended).
Airborne Toxic Event might be another comparison, though this is more poppy...maybe a little less bombastic/emotive.
The best track might be "Girl Just Died", but it truly plays all the way thru.
If it is true (as it appears) that they haven't done anything since 2005.....well, that is really too bad, I hope I find some more...
I'll throw in an unfortunate PSA
Prior to the LP they also released an EP
It only has one song that isn't also on the album
I hate when that happens.
Well...OK, I guess since I only guy my music as tracks on Rhapsody these days, that bit shouldn't matter to me, b/c I still get the 1 new track, but....you get it...
I have been informed that they have a followup album available for free download at their site, though I have not confirmed this: