Wednesday, September 10, 2008
DOUG POWELL RAWKS!
I keep a growing list of bands and artists to check out. Where I get names for this list is a trade secret.
One name I've had on the list for over seven years is Doug Powell, with the cryptic comment of "bigwig in Not Lame, a believer, good stuff." Yesterday I finally picked up his album Day For Night
via lovely free downloads from eMusic.com and it is blowing my shoes off! Socks too! He's a protogee of Todd Rundgren but there's also Andy Partridge and Jellyfish in there. From the very first listen I could hear that there was depth to this glossy power pop production in addition to a few unusual sonic choices that bring a smile to my face. Plus the guy has lots of other solo albums for me to plunder as funds permit. I'm one happy camper!
Hear for yourself at www.dougpowell. And speaking of quality power pop no ear is complete without parthenon huxley. Go on... click on the links!
An odd aside on the album title - Day For Night was also the title of the Spock's Beard album created during the time that lead songwriter Neal Morse was hearing the siren's call of the Holy Spirit.