Friday, November 19, 2010

Julian Shah-Tayler - Wetter

Hear The Track Here

Over the 14 or so years I have been reviewing like this, one thing is perfectly clear; when you've got it, you've got it. Whether actual fame (and its attendant riches and b******) is the end result is - as usual - down to pure luck. For sure, the bulk of the musicians I review are definitely classifiable as unsigned, and many of them (say 99.999%) will probably remain that way. Some, however, will make their own way out of the unsigned world and some - like Julian Shah-Tayler - are pretty much there. Talking RW music business now, and this is something I do know about. What makes that business work is a) talent (natch) b) image c) ability and d,e,f, and ******* g are all contacts, contacts. contacts.

Its not what you know, it's who you know.

When you can throw names around like Alan McGee, Siobhan Fahey and Joaquin Phoenix, as well as being totally involved with the second Whitey album (it sez here), then I'd say you have all the bases covered. But all you guys want to know about is the music, right? Judging from the man's biography I would have expected nothing less than aural perfection and Wetter doesn't pull any punches, its as good as it gets. See if you have all your ducks in a row, so to speak, what else do you need? A cracking song is wot. Wetter is that and then some, but it took me a while to really recognise it. See, there's a strange element at play here in the arrangement and it takes a while to bed in, but when it does......momma.....

Musically Julian sounds like some cleverly concocted distillation of the last 30 years of rock pop, mixed with the musical insanity that is a big feature of modern music and buffed and polished to a fine pitch. All of which, to my ears, spells success, and in a big way too. Julian Shah-Tayler has the style, the image and the musical and technical ability to look and sound like the star he should become. Mind you, as you can imagine from the song title, this is a bit naughty so probably best not to play it around Granny or your nervous new girlfriend, but other than that this track should be consumed in large quantities at regular intervals. The wetter, the better, know what I mean?

Very high class indeed. MUST HAVE rock alternative.

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