have been listening to the johnjohn
cd and enjoy it much. I have it
on rotation in the restaurant cd
changer and have had several comments
from people who ask about the music,
I tell them about the website and
encourage them to make contact and
purchase a cd, also to look at you're
wonderful collection of postcards.
I hope they do and have.
I find the songwriting to be of
good quality the lyrics mostly positive
with the exception of "TURNER
PRIZE, I will comment a little later
on that piece. The music is mostly
upbeat with several reflective tracks,
" I LOVE LONDON, AUTUMN &
TELL ME WHY. I am drawn to the song
"THE GIRL OUTSIDE", such
a sweet tale of love and innocence.
Now to "TURNER PRIZE",
I think that Anthony's wah-wah on
the track is exquisite, and is a
gem on this cd, though the lyrics
are rather acerbic; "don't
you think"? I imagine that
there is an interesting tale around
that song. I also feel that Benoit
is a special musician. His bass
lines are complete, melodic and
solid, in the song "GOLDEN
BOY" his bass has punch yet
it is melodic and fluid. The descending
bass lines and melodic content of
the song "FIREBALL" is
another fine example of his technique.
regard to the band and the rhythmic
foundations that are essential in
any groups timing and harmonic structures.
I find that the musicality is good,
the musicians play well together
and compliment each other, their
styles and approach fit together
well. "DOMESTIC MAN" is
a good example of this, it has a
punk rock feel without the negative
edge that most of punk rock conveys.
You might not like my interpretation
of that aspect of punk rock because
punk rock is about rebellion and
negativity, but it is just an opinion.
Not that I am any kind of music
expert, there are some ruff spots
that need be addressed, example
the harmonies in "STRUNG OUT",
for instance, but with time, effort
and an opened mind the band can
and will improve, but overall this
is a good first cd and with patience
and time I believe that johnjohn
can become a major voice in the
contemporary music community.
I look forward to the bands next
musical offerings. Good luck finding
a record company, beware and be
careful when you do!
All the best; PEACE
Vasilios W Kapenekas