- Audio CD
- Label: Atlantic
- ASIN: B000LXCGOO
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
In Loving Memory Of...
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Big Wreck's sound was oft compared to that of Led Zepellin and Chris Cornell, and the simularities are definitely there. Ian Thornley is probably one of the most underrated artists creating music today, and he has been since 1997 with the release of his first album with or without a band. Big Wreck's talent wasn't just summed up in one name, however. Each member carried their weight, and are absolutely amazing musicians. This is presented brilliantly with In Loving Memory....., Big Wreck's smashing debut.
The first song on the album, "The Oaf" was the band's biggest success, doing better than any of the tracks released since. "The Oaf" is anything but a generic rock tune, the unique style Big Wreck posessed was and is to this day, absolutely unescapably infectious for rock/metal/alternative fans. And it's radio friendly sound(which few Big Wreck tunes posess) is definitley apparent. But it isn't to the song's detriment. Though not the greatest song on the album, it's definitley one of the best.
"That Song" is the second track, and if I remember correctly, Big Wreck's first single. It did reasonably well in the US, but the Canadian audience truly embraced the tune. This song holds up just as well as the first track on In Loving Memory of.... and more than pleased me.
"Look What I found", ah yes. This song is about artists who rip off other artists' material.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Listen for yourself. Blues rock and ragtime? ...genius. like lays potato chips. One ain't enough. This is the fifth copy of this I've owned. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by john laing-sparger
A friend introduced me to Ian Thornely and Big Wreck. Great band!!
I recommend them to anyone who likes good ol' 70s rock and roll. Read more
This is a rare album that has 2 (Goddesses) of the greatest songs of all times. The other songs (Angels) are pretty darn good. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by FATHERFINGER
I saw these guys open at a Dream Theater show back in the mid 90's at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Jeremy
I've been listening to this album for 14 years now!!!
Give this album a chance and it will grow on you and keep growing for a very long time! Read more
I'll keep it simple: if you are familiar with any of the songs on here you'll probably like just about the whole thing. Read morePublished on April 22, 2011 by Thanatopsis
if I could give this ten stars I would. Really if this would have gotten the air play it deserved it would have been huge. But I am glad it didn't . Read morePublished on February 1, 2008 by just a guy
"My luck is wasted. I'm on the run somewhere" is one of, if not the, most prophetic line in any song. It is brilliant in it's symplicity. Read morePublished on May 23, 2007 by Eric H. Johnson