- "Too Good To Be Famous" This was sent to me from Sweden, so
I have to assume this is a Swedish band and although it appears they have
put out a few records already I had not heard of them. This thing has thrown
me a bit because the styles presented on it are varied, and I'm not sure
it all mixes well together. Songs like Roots Gone is a good song and sounds
like an a-typical swedish alternative band song. But on track 4 Billy Jim
Bob's Blues it sounds exactly like, umm.. what it sounds like it would.
Hicksville. I have spent so much time slagging the sixties I forgot to mention
I have little tolerance for country and western. The "chart" variety
is just boring because it all sounds the same, and the bluegrass roots rock
type I abhor. This song is the latter. This may all be due to the fact 3
different people are writing songs for this band. The track Loved Alone,
while it has a country feel, I find I like as it is mixed in a pop vein.
In fact it seems the tracks I do like were all written by Par Svensson and
sadly he only wrote 2 of them. Otherwise this band demonstrates a southern
blues rock vibe which I am not partial to at all. So if you like varied
records which plumb southern rock bands then I would look this up. I however
will stay above the mason-dixon line. In any event that makes this an odd
bird indeed flying in from Sweden on the wings of this musical style.
Label ~ Flower Productions, 14 Tracks, 2002
Hip-ometer Rating ~ 6.3