Monday, September 27, 2010

Dwight Twilley - Green Blimp

I didn't know Dwight Twilley at all before I heard Green Blimp, although I had heard a couple of his songs and never knew who wrote them. After I checked out this latest album, set for release on October 5, I hopped online and listened to some of the older tunes Twilley is already known for, starting with the top ten single “I'm On Fire” from 1975. This was great because I got to listen to the newest recording without any preconceived notions about what Twilley sounds like, and then I was able to put it in context with the rest of his career. You know what I found? I really dug it from both angles. That's a boon for this new album because...MORE

Friday, September 10, 2010

Panic Room - Satellite

Panic Room is a fearsome quintet of highly skilled musicians, cutting loose on melodic pop and rock songs. These talented pros explore the musical cosmos on this year's release Satellite. Led by singer and lyricist Anne-Marie Helder, Panic Room blissfully draws on a galaxy of influences including U2, Dream Theater, David Bowie, and even just a little Pat Benatar. This band may not be loved by all, but they certainly won't be ignored...MORE