Wed Jan 13 2021
80's punk. Irreverent styling, angst-laden lyrics/vocals with a driving beat typical of the era. A few songs had some good pop hooks, one of them was recognisable hit: "Where is my Mind?". But the one song which instantly grabbed me was "Tony's Theme", which stood out by it's banging background vocals shouting "To" "ny"! The twisted surreal guitars and up-tempo drumming added to the effect, though in truth it sounded like an homage to the Ramones.
"Oh My Golly!" featured some of the best drumming from the album, and proved to be a nearly equally fun song on second playthrough.
Ultimately, the album is worth a listen. A tribute to is genera and era.
Thu Jan 14 2021
Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Morose and monotone, minimalist in composition. A folk style from the Viet Nam era. Vocals and acoustic guitar predominate with garnishes of violin, harpsicord, flute and other uncommon instruments. Percussions are almost entirely absent this album, save the occasional glockenspiel (or whatever that was). The sentiments conveyed are surely nostalgic to the boomer, but this music is inaccessible to later generations.
Thu Jan 21 2021
A dynamic album with top notch production value.
There is a fair amount of experimentation with stereo sound, instrumentation and arrangements. When used, the harmonies are excellent. The drum lines simple and true. Individual songs differ enough from one another so as to not make for a monotone collection. There are pop-hooks a plenty, making fans of first-time listeners.
Fri Jan 22 2021
Mon Jan 25 2021