Tuesday, February 19, 2008

TheSolitaireOne - Twenty Twenty

Hear The Track Here

Having an Influenced By list that includes BB King, The Who, The Animals, Creedence Clearwater, Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Howlin Wolf guarantees two things. One, the musician(s) involved are either foolhardy souls searching for a butt kicking or two, that they actually know what they are doing. The blues is a broad church and part of that is blues rock to which this track whole-heartedly belongs. It liked the last track I reviewed I Let My Baby Go (May 2007) although I had reservations about the vocal style being used and small niggles with the track itself.

Although some of the same problems dog Twenty Twenty, its innate rock swagger a la Rolling Stones make sure that I am quick to overlook them. Nothing serious anyway, just a kind of home produced problem I guess. As you may have guess from the first paragraph it's time to....er...go back in time. Early 1970's and the sound of Creedence Clearwater are the mainstays of Twenty Twenty, at least in the vocal sound and the musical sway. Some of the leads are vintage Stones sounds and very well done too.

Repeated listens only reinforced these impressions, especially vocally which is the part that grew on my most. There is some of the same vocal tentativeness that marred his last track but taken as a whole Twenty Twenty more than acquits itself. Don't be fooled either by the Southern Rock tag either, this is pure, classic rock and you can take that from someone who like through that particular day. Instrumentally and technically this is a fine peice of rock despite my usual little niggles, so if you like the sound of it - chow down!.

Highly Recommended Classic Rock

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