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Familiar Name, Different Band
on October 5, 2004
I was disappointed that this was a different band than the Sacramento, California band of the 80s with the same name, whose 3 releases are all out of print. Surprisingly, this new Features is somewhat similiar, with a guitar/keys/bass/drums/vocals format. While not as catchy or eclectic as the California Features, they have some pop songs and farfisa-inspired rave-ups that reminded me of the raucus shows from the other band, and even the singer had some David Byrne-like inflections similiar to Curtis Hillier, one of The Features circa 1980's 2 lead vocalists (Johnny Pride, that group's main singer and songwriter, had more forceful, Robin Zander-ish pipes). I still found myself giving this CD a second spin, and I must acknowledge that the new Features are quite good, and I'm glad to have made the purchase!