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Are You Kidding?!!!!!
on June 1, 2002
I heard these guys while visiting a friend in Cincinnati a few months ago. I thought their live performance held a great deal of energy with covers that ran the gammet from Luka Bloom to U2 to traditional songs passed down for generations. But I guess there's just some things you can't translate well onto CD. And in this case, the energy is one of those things.
On this CD, you'll find original pieces mixed in with pieces that have already been covered to death. Listen to those first. I constantly found myself skipping past the original songs to the ones I already knew. Why? Because they are the only songs on this CD that don't seem to reach too much for song progression. They have their own paces and words that fit perfectly while the others just seem to stretch too thin. They are the only songs that don't sound like all the others after awhile. 4 out of 12. That's 1/3. 1/3 of the CD is worth listening to.
All in all, these guys should stick with what they do best--live performances of another man's genius. They can leave their own genius at the door.
Standout song(s): Tunnel Vision & Long Way From Clare.
Bottom Line: Might as well save your money or buy a Britney Spears CD.