The female vocalizing on it is just stunning. The CD starts with the awesome "Wish I had an Angel" and ends with frankly stunning male-lead "High Hopes," recorded live with serious Floyd influences. If you have never heard this band before, this collection is well worth checking out. It is, unlike many greatest hits, very much their best of... so far. Oh yes, and there is special DVD with three live tracks none of which are on the CD. This is an excellent package from an amazing band that hopefully will rise again soon.
Spider Rockets: Even After
I gave this CD quite a few listens before I wrote this review, even putting off its writing for a week or so. Something about this band just irks me a bit. I have finally figured out what I loath about this band. It's the abysmal whiney vocals of the lead singer, which have the same affect on me as fingernails on chalk-boards for some. Now some people like that sort of almost spoken whiney singing - I guess I don't.
Alas, this is most obviously the case on their appallingly bad cover of "Helter Skelter". Sad thing is, even though the CD has a horrid drum sound, you can tell the musicians in the band are actually quite capable. The playing on here is decent, but then the singing gets in the way.
Well, that is your lot. My music piece for an think-tank has finally dropped and it is called "Creative Destruction In The Music Industry - The Way Ahead". I Never thought I would write something for the oldest think-tank in the UK which has the word destruction in it. Needless to say Blogcritics gets a nod in the piece as an example of consumer led use of technology. Many thanks to Eric for his help with the piece.
As always keep supporting live music where ever and however it may be. Stay safe and rocking every day.