Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Finally, a review

Fellow blogger Frank Trainor is an accomplished songwriter and a conservative thinker, a rare combination these days.
And he's got a good album (yeah, I can't write CD yet, even after all these years) called Grace and Gravity.
emusic tags it as country-folk. I guess if you have to categorize it, that's probably as good as it gets. But there's some rock'n'roll edge to some of the tunes.
Personal faves:
"The Taste of Your Own Poison": This needs to be done live to really get the full impact of it, with a cookin' band behind him. This has got to be a kick-butt stage tune.
"Sanity Zone": Had a hard time getting this one out of my head and it's still not gone. This belongs on the radio.
"A Buck Is A Buck": Probably the most biting cut... midtempo rocker with some great lyrics. Another radio tune, fer sure.
"Torn and Twisted": Another song that needs to be done live with a hot band.
"Highland Avenue" is a look back. You get the feeling you can go home again, even if it's just going to be a visit.
There's not a weak cut on the set, though. Even the ones that haven't stuck in the cranium are worth listening to.
Well done, Frank.