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Three parts of the whole
on May 9, 2001
What if you could take a band and disect it while it was jamming? Taking each instrument and member and letting them play separate from each other, while still playing the same song. It would be a look into what each member brings to the group.
And that is what we have here with dcTalk's "Solo" EP. "40(Live)" is an example of what dcTalk brings to the table as a group. Kind of. As is true with most recent Talk work, it is more Kevin Max, and less Tait and Toby Mac. But anyhoo, that's the way it goes. Next up, we've got two Tait Band songs. And they rock. He is easily the most radio friendly of the three, and easily-accessible. "Alibi" is still stuck in my head. Next is Brit-wannnabe Kevin Max. I like his voice. I like his style. So why do I get the feeling HE likes his voice? Anyway, he has a rather creative and interesting "Return of the Singer." Believe me, that made me turn up my stereo when I heard the first strains of East-Indian style vocals. Think Sting's "Desert Rose" on Christ. Toby Mac is a great rapper. His songs always, always have great rhymes. "Extreme Days" almost makes me want to skate. And believe me, that would not be a pretty sight.
When you listen to this album, you get the feel of dcTalk -- what each member brings, and how it integrates into one group. Really, my only concern is that three whole albums by these guys will make people tired of dcTalk when they do come together. Hopefully, the variety shown here will continue in all parts of their solo efforts.