I HAVE TRULY AND HONESTLY BEEN TOTALLY BLESSED TO WRITE SEVERAL MUSIC ARTISTS REVIEWS OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS. WITH MANY, MUSIC ARTISTS FROM COUNTRY TO ROCK, POP, BLUES, COUNTRY, JAZZ AND EVEN OPERA AS OF LATE. WITH THIS BEING SAID A TRUE FRIEND HAS HONORED ME AND BLESSED ME TO WRITE A MUSIC REVIEW OF ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED AND TOTAL MUSICIANS OF THE LAST THREE DEACDES, I AM SPEAKING OF THE SINGER SONGWRITER AND AT ONE TIME BACK UP SINGER FOR LIONEL RICHIE SUPERSTAR, RICHARD MARX AND HIS SPLENDID AND SUPERBLY MASTERFUL WORK OF SHEER MUSIC ARTISTRY WITH HIS ALBUM CALLED “BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE” AND THESE WORDS REALLY ARE PROPER AND FITTING FOR SUCH A MAGNIFICENTLY AND OVER THE TOP PRODUCED ALBUM BY RICHARD HIMSELF. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH A SONG CALLED “WHATEVER WE STARTED” AND RICHARD IS SIMPLY AMAZING AND HAS NOT ONLY SENSUOUS LYRICS BUT THE TOTAL MUSICALITY IS MAGICAL AND HAS A REAL TEXTURED FEEL TO IT. THE MUSIC IS SUPERB AND I REALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND THAT EVOLVES FROM THIS SUPERSTAR OF THE EIGHTIES POP ICON NAMED RICHARD MARX. RICHARD HAS ALWAYS HAD A WAY TO CLIMB INTO YOUR HEART WITH HIS SUPERB MASTERY OF THE LOVE SONG, BUT WITH THIS ALBUM HE’S GONE INTO THE LEVEL OF SHEER MAGIC, NOT ONLY IN PRODUCTION VALUE, BUT THE TOTAL PACKAGE. THE NEXT SONG IS CALLED “SUDDENLY AND RICHARD ONCE AGAIN PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY. THE SOUND USHERS IN ALL ELEMENTS OF TOTAL MUSICALITY AND ELEGANCE AND ONE CAN REALLY FEEL THE SMOOTHNESS OF HIS VOCALS WHICH MATCH THE MUSIC PERFECTLY. THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM IT HAS BITES OF A CLASSICAL FLEMENCO AND IS SPRINKLED WITH THE SOUNDS OF LATIN GUITAR SPRINKLED IN THROUGHOUT EACH SONG. “INSIDE’ IS A SONG THAT KEEPS THE SENSUALITY OF THE ALBUM FLOWING, AND LISTENING TO REALLY BRINGS IN THE TOTAL VULNERABILITY IN RICHARDS VOICE AS HE SINGS EACH SONG WITH A TRUE TOUCHING STYLE. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE” RICHARD CONTINUES HIS REALLY SENSUAL EMOTIONALLY CHARGED AND WHILE KEEPING THE SENSITIVE GROOVES PLAYING ON AND ON, IN A TRANCE LIKE STATE, BRINGING IN A MAGIC AND TRUE AND TOUCHABLE SIDE TO EACH SONG. IT’S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE I HEARD A RICHARD MARX SONG, AND I HAD MY EARS SET TO HEAR THE SOUND THAT I REMEMBER HEARING LAST TIME I REMEMBER HEARING HIM, SING, AND WITH THIS BEING SAID, I HAD TO PLACE ALL THOSE MEMORIES ASIDE, THIS ALBUM IS TOTAL EXPERIENCE FROM THE START TO THE LAST. THE ALBUM IS LIKE SAVORING THE MOMENT OF THE TASTE OF A FINE WINE ON YOUR TASTING PALLET AND BRINGS YOU INTO THE SEXUAL REALM THROUGH RICHARDS ABILITY TO CONVEY THESE EMOTIONS & FEELINGS THROUGH HIS TRUE TALENTED WAY OF HIS PRODUCTION VALUES. “FORGOT TO REMEMBER” RICHARD ONCE AGAIN SHOWS A LITTLE ROCK ON THIS PARTICULAR SONG AND THE RHYTHM HAS A FASTER BEAT TO IT IN CLASSIC RICHARD STYLE, AS IN HIS PREVIOUS POWER BALLADS. “TURN OFF THE NIGHT” IS A PHENOMENAL SONG, THE ORCHESTRAL MOVEMENTS ARE AGAIN REAL AND TOTALLY CONVINCING AND THE LYRICS ARE AMAZING, REFLECTING PASSION AND EVOKING TEARS THROUGHOUT THIS TRULY MASTERFUL SONG. THIS SONG IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ON THIS ALBUM, WHERE I HAVE MEMORIES OF MY OWN EMOTIONAL LEVEL AND RICHARD WITH THIS SONG SUMS UP MY OWN EMOTIONS WITHIN THIS SONG. “HAVE A LITTLE FAITH” RICHARD POURS IN A VERY POWERFUL DOSE OF HIS MUSICALITY AND ALLOWS HIS HEART TO BE SEEN THROUGH HIS CAREFUL AND VERY DIRECTED LYRICS. “LIKE THE WORLD IS ENDING” I HEARD HINTS OF THE YOUNGER RICHARD MARX IN THE LYRICAL CONTENT AND THE MUSIC, BUT BY FAR THIS IS THE MATURE RICHARD MARX OF TODAY AND THE ALBUM REFLECTS THIS MATURITY THROUGHOUT & I LOVE THIS ALBUM. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “HAVE A LITTLE FAITH” HAS A BEAT, ALTHOUGH THE SMOOTHNESS AND SHARP AND PRECISE VOCALS IN AN ALMOST FALCETTO APPROACH ARE PRESENT, RICHARD MAINTIANS THE CONSISTENTCY THROUGHOUT THIS MARVELOUS ALBUM. WITH THIS ALBUM WHICH IS PRODUCED BY RICHARD HMSELF REFLECTS WHAT KIND OF TOTAL MUISCIAN RICHARD HAS EVOLVED INTO. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “TO MY SENSES, RICHARD, POURS ON THE AMAZING ORCHESTRATION AND THE SONG IS A DELIGHT TO HEAR AND ITS AMAZING TO HEAR SUCH A REAL AND PURE ALBUM THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO HEAR THE MATURITY IN RICHARDS VOCALS, AND HIS EVOLUTION AS A TRUE CONTENDER IN THE REALM OF POWERFUL AND SUCH A SENSUOUS AND PURELY POLISHED MUSICAL ALBUM. “GETAWAY’ HAS A COUPLE OF HINTS OF RICHARDS PAST MUSIC, BUT ONCE AGAIN THE MUSICALITY IS WHAT TRULY STANDS OUT IN THIS OUTSTANDING AND MAGICAL EXPERIENCE OF A MUSIC ALBUM. THE LAST SONG ON THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “EYES ON ME” AND I HAVE BEEN TOTALLY WOW’D AND AMUSED AND PURELY TAKEN AWAY TO ANOTHER DIMENTION OF A TRULY TALENTED AND AMAZING MUSIC ARTIST. RICHARD SHOWS HIS TENDER AND TOTAL LOVING SIDE ON THIS SONG AND JUST ANOTHER REASON TO OWN THIS AMAZING, AND PURELY SMOOTH AND SENSUOUS ALBUM THAT REFLECTS PURE LOVE AND EVOKES EMOTIONS AND ULTIMATELY REFLECTS WHO RICHARD MARX IS AS A MATURE, TOTAL SINGER, SONGWRITER AND TO THE COMPOSER LEVEL WITH THIS ALBUM. WITH A TOTALLY EARFUL OF AMAZEMENT. AS I LISTENED TO THIS PURELY MAGICAL AND MOVING EXPERIENCE, I THOUGHT BACK TO THE DAY OF WHERE I FIRST HEARD RICHARD MARX AND HIS SONG CALLED “DON’T MEAN NOTHING” IN 1987 AND TO EVOLVE TO THIS LEVEL IS A TRUE GIFT FROM THE HEART AND I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS ALBUM WHICH IS A MASTERPIECE OF MUSIC HISTORY. I THANK JAMES BRUCE FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF RICHARD AND HIS WONDERFUL MUSIC OF TODAY AND LOOK WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION OF WHAT IS TO ARRIVE NEXT FROM COMPOSER, PRODUCER MUSIC WRITER, SINGER RICHARD IN HIS WORDS I’LL BE “RIGHT HERE WAITING”
STEVEN F. ADAMS
MUSIC PUBLICIST REVIEWER OWNER SOUNDWAVEONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA
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WOW I HAVE BEEN WOOSHED INTO THE WORLD OF BAM, CRASH AND SMASH, WITH THE EP FROM SABRINA FALLAH, CALLED “KISS IS A KILLER” AND MY GOSH WHAT A TREMENDOUS VOICE, WITH THE FIRST TRACK CALLED “DIDN’T LAST” SABRINA TAKES THE VOCALS OFF THE CHARTS WITH HER GEAR DRIVEN EXCITEMENT AND KEEPS THE THROTTLE DOWN ALL THE WAY THROUGH WITH THIS EPIC AND RIGHTEOUS SONG. THE NEXT SONG ON THIS AMAZING EP IS CALLED “HURT” AND SABRINA REALLY HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, AND HER VOCALS ARE CLEAR AND PRECISE AND MOST ENJOYABLE. SABRINA HAS YET A SIMPLISTIC APPROACH IN THIS SONG, RESEMBLING A SIT DOWN ON THE FLOOR KIND OF MUSIC AND SABRINA REALLY HAS HIT A SOFT SPOT I MY HEART WITH THIS SONG, A POWER BALLAD OF SORTS, HOWEVER HER ACOUSTIC PLAYING JUST ADDS IN A FALVOR THAT GOES UNMATCHED AND IS A WONDERFUL SONG AND WELL WRITTEN. AS I LISTENED ON TO THIS MIRACULOUS AND AMAZING EP I REALIZED THAT SABRINA HAS A CONNECTION WITH HER MUSIC AND SHOWCASES THIS WITHIN THE CONFINES OF HER JUST AWESOME SONGWRITING AND SUPERB PLOISHED LYRICS AND THE MIX .SABRINA’S MUSIC IS AMAZING AND SOUNDS PERFECT. PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THIS IS THE NEXT SONG CALLED “KISS IS A KILLER” WHERE THE GEAR DRIVEN ROCK ROLLS RIGHT THROUGH YOU AND HAS NO SIGNS OF EXITING UNTIL IT REVERBERTAES THROUGH YOUR SPINE, AND LEAVES YOU SHAKING IN WHAT’S LEFT OF YOUR BODY. SABRINA HAS THE TOTAL MUSICALITY IN HER BONES AND REALLY SHAKES YOUR WORLD AS YOU LISTEN TO THIS ROCK AND ROLL EP THAT IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AND DAMNED HARD EDGE ROCK & ROLL. I REALLY LOVE THIS EP. THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “PARADISE COMES WITH A PRICE” SABRINA HAS A AMAZING ABILITY TO CONVINCE YOUR MUSICAL PALLET TO HUM AND STRUM ALONG WITH HER MUSIC, SHE HAS A WAY OF BEING SO DAMN EXPRESSIVE WITHIN HER MAGICAL AND EMOTIONAL LYRICS AND BALANCED WITH HER GUITAR RHYTHM MAKES IT A REAL AND HEARTFELT AND UP AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD, AND I REALLY DIG HER STYLE AND CHOICE OF SONG, THROUGHOUT THIS ONE HELL OF AN EP. THE LAST SONG ON THIS GEAR DRIVEN AND REALLY SUPERB EP SABRINA HAS THAT SOUND THAT JUST SAYS IT ALL. THE SONG IS CALLED”STUCK UP” AND SABRINA HAS THAT CONTINUED SOUND THAT IS THE RICHEST SUGAR CAKE COUPLED WITH THE SWEETEST ICING EVER. AS I REALIZED THIS WAS THE LAST SONG ON THIS TREMENDOUS EP AND WAS SADDENED TO SEE IT END, LEAVING ME TO WANT MORE. MEANING I HAVE ANTICIPATIONS OF HEARING MORE FROM THE TREMENDOUS AND AWESOME MUISCALITY OF A ROCK & ROLLER THAT DOESN’T QUIT, AND REMAINS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST ROCK ALBUMS I’VE HEARD IN QUITE A FEW YEARS AND I THANK SABRINA FOR ALOWING ME TO HEAR SUCH A SUPERB EP, I DO EAGERLY LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE FROM THIS POLISHED AND VERY REACTIVE MUSIC ARTIST NAMED SABRINA FALLAH. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN SABRINA FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND WHEN YOU GET YOUR FULL ALBUM OUT PLEASE CONTACT ME I WILL BE HAPPY TO WRITE A FULL REVIEW OF YOUR TREMENDOUS TALENTS, AND WHEREVER I TRAVEL WITHIN THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE, MAY I BE BLESSED TO SEE SABRINA IN A LIVE CONCERT, NOW THAT MY FRIENDS WILL BE AN TOTAL EARTH SHAKING MOMENT IN MY LIFE.
STEVEN F. ADAMS
MUSIC PUBLICIST/ REVIEWER OWNER SOUNDWAVEONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA
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I MOST RECENTLY CAME ACROSS A MUSIC GUY NAMED CRAIG KENDALL AND HIS ALBUM CALLED “LOVE HER TIL I DIE” AND THIS ALBUM HAS VERY IMPRESSIVE QUALITIES TO IT FROM THE START. THE FIRST TRACK CALLED “LOVE HER TIL I DIE” CRAIG BRINGS IN A SENSITIVE SIDE TO HIS MUSIC AND THE SONG HAS SUBSTANCE AND MEANING. WITH THE NEXT SONG STARTING CALLED “JEANIE IN A BOTTLE” BRINGS IN THE UMPH TO IT AND HAS RHYTHM AND A TRUE SOUND OF GEAR DRIVEN MUSICALITY TO IT. “SAIL AROUND THE WORLD” IS A SONG THAT CRAIG BRINGS IN HIS SOFTER SIDE TO HIS MUSIC AND THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR IS PHENOMENAL AND REALLY ALLOWS ONE TO HEAR THE TRUE ARTISTRY OF CRAIG AND HIS MEANING FUL LYRICS AND TOTAL MUSICAL ABILITIES. “DRINKIN’ A BEER” THE GUITAR RIPS THROUGH THE SONG AND REALLY SHOWS AND HAS THE FEEL OF AN ALMOST GRUNGISH ROCK SONG THAT KIND OF BROUGHT IN OTHER ELEMENTS TO IT. KIND OF DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I HEARD ON THE LAST THREE TRACKS. “DADDY’S WISH” IS ANOTHER SONG THAT KEEPS THE SMOOTHNESS FLOWING THROUGH IT, AND CRAIG HAS THE WAY OF BRINGING IN HIS STORIES OF LIFE AND HAS TELLS IT VERY POINTEDLY TUCKED WITHIN HIS MUSIC. “10, 6 & 4″ HAS AN ALMOST OLD FEELING OF MUSIC THAT SOUNDED ALMOST DISTANT FROM THE REST OF THIS ALBUM, EVEN THOUGH CRAIG CONTINUES HIS STORIES OF LIFE, LOVE AND THINGS, THIGS THAT HAVE AFFECTED AND INFLUENCED CRAIGS MUSICAL STYLE. ‘WHEN I GET HOME” IS A VERY SMOOTH AND POLISHED SONG AND WITH CRAIGS ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND HIS VOCALS ON THIS BRING IN THE FOLK SOUND AND ALLOWS TO HEAR CRAIGS VULNERABLE, BUT NICE VOCALS. THE MUSICALITY IS GOOD AND THIS IN MY OPINION IS WHO CRAIG IS AS A SINGER SONGWRIGHTER AND IS A QUITE GOOD.. “COWBOYS PARADISE” CRAIG CONTINUES HIS REAL AND STORY TELLLING WITHIN HIS SONGS ON THIS SONG AND KEEPS WITHIN THE BORDERS OF COUNTRY AND FOLK, BUT ONCE AGAIN HIS ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND RHYTHM IS SPOT ON. “TEARS OF AN ANGEL” CRAIGS ACOUSITIC IS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD. AS I LISTENED I NOTICED CRAIG SINGS WITH PASSION AND CONVICTION, AND THIS IS WHEN YOU HEAR THAT SOUND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO HEAR HIS CONVICTIONS IN HIS VOICE AND THE LYRICS THAT EQUALLY MATCH THIS THIS PARTICULAR SONG IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE ON THIS ALBUM.”NEW WHISKEY DAY” CRAIG HAS A WAY OF BRINGING IN HIS MUSICALITY TO THE SURFACE WHERE A LOT OF HIS SONGS TEETER BETWEEN COUNTRY AND FOLK BUT THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM REMAINS CONSISTENT WITH THIS SOUND. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “CALL OF THE WILD” CRAIG ROLLS OUT WITH A STRUM ALONG SONG THAT IS CATCHY AND HAS GOOD RHYTHM TO IT. “SHE MAKES ANGELS CRY” CRAIG USHERS A DINSTINCTIVE SOUND TO THIS WHICH IS AN ALMOST BORDERLINE ROCK AND ROLL AND WASN’T QUITE SURE WHERE TO PLACE THIS SONG, WITH THIS BEING SAID CRAIG SHOWCASES HIS SONGWRITING WHERE HIS LYRICS ARE HIS STRONGPOINT IN EVERY SONG THGROUGHOUT. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED ‘MIDNIGHT TRAIN” CRAIG BRINGS IN THE SOUND OF MYSTIC KIND OF FUSION BASED ROCK AND A VERY STIRRING KIND OF SOUND TO IT AND THE GUITAR IN THE SONG BRING AN ALMOST BLUES FLAVOR TO IT. “BRIDGE I WISH I’D NEVER BURNED’ HAS A ROCK AND ROL FEEL TO IT AND HAS THAT EVER STRUMMING AND CRAIG SHOWS A ROUGHER SIDE TO HIS MUSICALITY ON THIS SONG. THE ELEMENT OF BLUES ARRIVES AGAIN ON THIS SONG CALLED”HOT BLOODED COLD CHEATER” WHERE CRAIG HAS AN ALMOST LATE 60’S FLAVOR ON THIS SONG AND IS KIND OF DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE STYLE AND ADDS TO HIS TOTAL MUISCALITY AND TREMENDOUS MUSICAL DIVERSITY. “I’LL ALWAYS HAVE THE OCEAN” IS A REALLY ENJOYABLE SONG WHERE THIS SONG ALLOWS YOU TO HEAR THE TRUE CRAIG AND WHO HE IS AS A SINGER AND THIS IS THE STYLE THAT I REALLY SEEM TO ENJOY MOST ABOUT CRAIGS WONDERFUL AND POINTED AND CRAFTY MUSIC. CRAIG & AND THIS SHOWCASES HIS LYRICAL CONTENT THROUGHOUT. THIS IS A TRULY GIFTED AND A MOST ENJOYABLE SONG, AND ANOTHER FAVORITE OF MINE ON THIS WONDERFUL AND AMAZING ALBUM. “MY BROTHER” IS YET ANOTHER SONG THAT SHOWCASES CRAIG AND HIS TREMENDOUS VOCAL RANGE, CRAIG SHOWS HIS SPIRITUAL SIDE ON THIS SONG, AND HIS ACOUSTIC TALENTS ARE VIVID AND CLEAR ON THIS PLEADING AND MEANINGFUL SONG, THAT CRAIG PRESENTS THROUGH HIS GIFTED LYRICS. “TRAPPED HERE IN THE MOMENT” IS A COLORFUL AND A VERY ECLECTIC SONG THAT ADDS A GREAT AMOUNT OF MUSIC ELEMENTS TO IT AND HAS A SOUND THAT IS REALLY ENJOYABLE AND ONCE AGAIN, SHOWCASES CRAIGS WONDERFUL AND SPIRITUALLY DRIVEN LYRICS, AND THE USE OF REVERB AND OVERDUBS WITHIN ADD TO THE MYTIQUE OF CRAIGS MUSICAL STYLE. CRAIF HAS A SOUND THAT MEETS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN COUNTRY, FOLK AND BLUES, AND IS DRIVEN BY HIS POWERFULLY CHARGED LYRICS THAT ADD SO MUCH SUBSTANCE AND FULLFILING MEANING TO THIS ENTERTAINING AND ENJOYABLE ALBUM. CRAIG AND HIS MUSIC REFLECT HIM AS A ONE TO CONTEND WITH, WITHIN OTHERS IN THE INDUSTRY THAT SHARE THE SAME VISION THAT CRAIG MAINTAINS THROUGHOUT THIS AT TIMES HAUNTING BUT SUPERB ALBUM. I REALLY LOOK FORWARDS TO HEARING MORE FROM CRAIG AND HIS SPIRITUALLY CHARGED AND ARRANGED MUSIC. I ALSO THANK CRAIG FOR ALLOWING ME TO HEAR HIS WONDERFUL MUSIC AND WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP ALONG OUR MUSICAL JOURNEYS AND PERHAPS I WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE CRAIGS STYLE IN PERSON.
STEVEN F. ADAMS
MUSIC PUBLICIST/REVIEWER. OWNER SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California
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As I listened to the album called ” I Ain’t Got A Redneck” from musician Larry M Clark, and his approach about everything. Larry starts off this album with a song called ” I Ain’t got a redneck” and is a really great song and Larry takes a patriotic theme for this son and the who album is a real dedication to veterans and Larry has a sound that is has a voice of the common person out there. Larry brings in the fun on this album with the next song called “Alcoholics Unanimous is a parody of sorts and Larry brings in his antics and takes a drinkers approach and quite hysterical. “End Of the Rainbow” Larry spoils everyone’s dreams by the thinking that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and unfortunately there’s not. The whole album has a certain Cynacism about it and Larry has his story telling abilities as he narrates you through each song and with his wonderful spoken voice. With that in the mind hearing the next track called “Quicksand” Larry has the ability to make you actually feel the comedic value of his talents, and has that morning radio show feel to it as I listened. “I never met You” is a song that Larry has a sound that has the total county feel to it but through his comic abilities that shows his funny antics. Larry brings in a fresh and humorous approach and adds the flavor infused musicality of a true country flare. “Why Ain’t I drinkin'” larry has the song that shares a certain level of funniness and pokes fun at the break ups and people you meet along the way and how most drink their way out of relationships and asks the question of “Why Ain’t I Drinkin'”. “Country Folks Rag” has Larry’s signature sound all over it, and the continued antics of his normalcy that is far from normal. “Country Love” the song actually has a real sound to it as Larry describes what Country Love” is all about. The backup singing adds to the realism of the song that reminded me of those songs that added so much back up, it became almost too much. The musicality of the album is really arranged well and has the elements of real country music to it and is really great throughout. “Heaven Yes” Larry sings about asking others are they ready for Heaven? and how the simple pleasures can make you ask about your life and are you ready for Heaven Yes, the answer becomes after asking questions about your life and the answer becomes Hell no. The next song is called “Drinkin & Smokin’ Blues” where the song and musicality is there, and Larry realizes that he’s drunk too much booze. Throughout this album its amazing to hear the music throughout, there are several talented musicians that contribute their incredible talents on this album and Larry adds in his element of crazy funny boned antics that one tries to be serious but with his lyrics and leaves one unsure of it being funny or a serious music album. “Is this the Best” has a tremendous musicality to it and I was thinking it started out to be an actual country song but then again Larry brings in his comics and spoken word to it, and you realize that it ll in the comedy sense. “Cowboys Prayer” is probably the most serious part of the album, and Larry brings in his commodious approach to the song and remains a truly funny and dry sense of humor to it. “When I Was 20” is a song where Larry brings his actual singing to the microphone and to your attention and by this time you’ve heard so much of Larry’s antics become to familiar that my ears were not ready for semi serious song, but Larry actually has this on this song, and with the last song Larry actually allows you to hear his proudness in singing our nations national anthem and does a great job of it.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer Journalist. Publicist Owner SoundWaveONe
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As I listened to the latest music work from music Kristin Rebecca and her album called Tales, Trails, Truths. The first song is called “Wackos & Wierdos” the song shares an element of folk and the song seems to be making a statement of what Kristin wants to express in a world we share it with Wackos & Wierdos. The next song is called “Can I Be Honest” and Kristin has a sound that brings in her vocals that have an voice from the past that can’t put a pulse on but quite good. The next song is called “In Your Eyes” the element of an Irish comes into play, Kristin’s voice shares an element and her guitar picking on the song shares that with others that have this genre in their music. “Let Him Go” Kristin really has an ability to project her vocals that are strong and maintain that Irish folkish kind of sound within them. The musicality is really enjoyable throughout, and times it seems a magical feel to it. I almost forget that Kristin is playing the Carmac Lever Harp, and her vocals accompany this very well as she has that voice of true Irish inflected music. Kristin has a sound that I can’t compare to any one music artist, but as the album continues I can hear that Kristin has that almost Celtic feel to the song called “Gone” and the rest of the assortment on this album. Her vocals are clear & precise. The music felt like a continuing story throughout the album. The next song called “Blame It On the Moon” Kristin has the musicality piece down to a science, her music is moving and has a element of realism to it. Kristin and her vocal range have a feel of validity and took me on a musical journey to a time where kings and queens ruled the land. “Tears From The Sky” the emotional value that Kristin has is a sound that is almost ancient and reminds me at times where castles and horsemen ruled the world. “Ready For The Storm” Kristin once again has that truly Celtic and traditional music. She shares the musical table with an almost “Americana” in style despite this on the songs “Sail Away” and “Night In Santa Monica” and “Reach for The Sky” Kristin keeps that sound of true Irish Celtic feel and pulse on full speed throughout. The song called “Let’s Dance” picks up the pace a little and shares a hint of Jazz with the Hamond B 3 brought in and adds a little fusional sound to the song and coupled with Kristin’s vocals it comes to life. “Horseshoe” the song has a sound of mystique that actually have a steel guitar interwoven through them and adds appeal and a sense of different and added in Kritin and her vocals make it a solid arrangement. “Victory” the song actually takes on a different twist to it and has an electric feel to it, where as the album before this song seemed to be so traditional sounding and with the electric feel to this song just popped out there. “One Chance” has that same kind of feel to it with the electric sound and Kristin shows her musical diversity on these two songs where she delivers the element of Americana feel to these songs “One Chance” & Heartbeat of Life” her vocals on every song has true evidence of who Kristin Rebecca is as a singer and songwriter, and throughout this wonderful and amazing album I heard vocals that reach the pinnacle of traditional Celtic and bring in the Americana style also. All in all the album is splendid and superb and just goes to prove that there is so much music out there not being heard, and hopefully when you hear this album you’ll feel the same way I do. I thank Kristin for her tremendous gift of music and allowing me to share the experience of her musical talents and am would love to experience her in a live show and feel the same experience and feelings I have throughout this splendid album.
Steven F. Adams
Publicist/Promoter Music Reviewer Owner SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California
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As a music journalist and music I have been asked to write a music review on music I have limited knowledge of. This next review has been a challenge to my musical knowledge, the album is called Shostakovich Bolens Rachmaninoff. the interpretation by singer Larissa Rosanoff, and the album is a masterful collection of epic proportions and Larissa is outstanding with her interpretation of “Song of Ophelia” as the whole album left me in an emotional trance like state of amazement. Larissa’s voice is purely magical and haunting and beautiful. As I listened I heard a sound that was unmatched in any music that I am immediately familiar with, but the music moved me into an element of mystique and wonder and amazement, where I had to hear more. The music is already a magical experience and with Larissa and her beautiful vocals add to the excitement and pure delight of the piece that was being presented to me through my speakers. Larissa and her interpretation was unreal and brought my musical ears to an balcony spot in the opera house and felt like a live experience that was real and present, the music and Larissa brought me the feelings of the physically being a part of this beautiful and most enjoyable experience of my life. I realize in my life I may never be at an opera house, and to have the feelings that Larissa brought to me sent me into utter amazement and a feeling of sootheness. As the album moves forward the music just flowed through me like a light breeze and united all my emotional feelings that led into a real sense of physical feelings throughout. Larissa and her magical and optimum performance is one that everyone needs to experience, I am the first to shake my head in awe and wonder and amazement that this beautiful music was being presented to my ears and have so many abilities to touch you, so emotionally. Throughout this ultimate experience I felt that my extra sensors were going off and took me to a place, where as a music reviewer has never been, however this place was a purely pleasant and superb and magical. As the music continued to flood my ears and saturate my emotions. Larissa and her tremendous vocals continued that soothness and state of an almost euphoric feeling throughout. I always been wishing to learn more about classical music and opera and here I am now listening to one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, along side of the beautiful arrangements and superb vocal range of Miss. Larissa Rosanoff, and her superb interpretation of this wonderful sounds arriving through my speakers and filling my musical pallet full of goodness and splendor. As this wonderful album played out I can’t tell you a definition of the movements and the actual piece, since most are above my experience and musical knowledge, however to this experience this beautiful and out from the heavens music is a truly wonderful experience and Larissa Rosanoff is brought me through one of my life’s most memorable and most enjoyable times of my life. I as a music reviewer will continue to learn more about opera and classical music along my journey , however my heart and mind will always be imprinted with the fingerprints and most beautiful vocals and musicality and magical vocals of a supremely talented and beautiful opera singer named Larissa Rosanoff. I thank Larissa for allowing me to experience her beautiful and out of this world music that I would not have experienced in life, and I thank her for her tremendous gifts of song and musical interpretation as well as my eternal respect for her and all her beautiful gifts she has to offer the world of music. Thank you Larissa for your gift of friendship and knowing your music has touched my life and will always remain in my memory and part of our beautiful journey, that we call life.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer Promoter Publicist Owner SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California
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Total relevance, this is how I can describe to you about the most recent album from the legendary music band named Frijid Pink. The album is called “On The Edge” and Many of you may remember the song called “House of the Rising Sun” and many of you probably put your musical hats on and say oh, yes Animals right? wrong, the group Frijid Pink is actually the writers of this wonderful piece of American rock & roll history. After a couple of spins and conversations with original member of this legendary musician, Rick Stevers shows his magic once again in a tremendous and totally relevant album called “On The Edge” and what a superb album. I have had the pure honor to speak with Rick about this wonderful album and this is where us the rock & rollers need to dust off the record players and place this masterful and magnificent album and track this baby all the way through. The first track called “Adrenaline” rocks, and knocks your speakers off the wall. Rick & the band sound so clear and precise and give your ears a dose of good old rock and roll and the song makes your mind think how much talent is involved in this true American band, called Frijid Pink. My ears remained open and willing to really listen to the music, and this album is pure and straight out the pages of rock and roll and has the true elements of a amazing music band. The next song is amazingly awesome as well the guitar and all the elements of rock and roll are present and accounted for, the lyrics are clear and vivid and have and bring total clarity and vision. The band has an element of a bluesy kind of feel to it on this song and the rhythm section is on to die for. It’s an amazing album that will truly stand the test of time and they are as relevant today as they were in 1970 with their totally grab out and get you sounds. The band from Detroit where soul was born bring this element into their wonderful and well worth your time music. As I listened the next track called ” Mellenium Man” the rock continues and holds onto your ears and shows know sign of leaving, the song has a certain feel that made my mind stay in the true rock and roll frame of mind. “Fire in your Heart” has a sound that is catchy & addictive and makes you feel the essence of a true band sound where all the elements playing throughout and makes you recollect the sounds of what a true honest rock & roll band feels like. The Keyboards are superb and with the use of Hammond B 3, one can’t go wrong, they always add that element of rock and roll. With the next song called “Dreams Come True” the band rings in that almost Motownish feel to it, once again my mind went to where a band was a band and all elements come together to make the complete sound and project this to us as listeners. As a Detroit based band Frijid Pink bring in that soul and bluesy feeling on a track called “Sugar Daddy” and the lyrics and musicality shines throughout, and is a brilliant beacon of hope that there is true American music out there. I personally don’t listen to the radio as much, but when this has happened I have noticed that all that is being played sounds all the same, I describe to others as a “Card cut out” bands and the so called musicians, not to say there isn’t anyone that has a good sound, however with this being said there is a whole lot more music out there and Frijid Pink is one of them that needs to be heard, not only for their legendary status, but for the true and amazing talent that they provide, and have for many years and to know that they are still recording brings my heart happiness. “Camp Fire Light” is another bluesy feeling song that has a heavier feel to it and has that sound that I needed to hear that provides my ears with a dose of rock and roll. “Full Moon” showcases the band and introduces the horn section and is so vividly clear to make you recognize the magic that is truly within the band Frijid Pink. The next song is called “Tell Me True” and once again Frijid Pink steps up their already awesome game of musicality and has that real rock and roll feel to it and it’s so great to know that they don’t have that artificial sound that many music artists of today share, they stand alone in their sound, where a band is a band and shows the complexity and diversity of their superb sound. “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow another song that has an song that is magical and a true fresh approach to music and is a beautiful and harmonic ballad that is truly a trademark of all bands that I am accustomed to hearing. Most bands that I’ve listened to over the last 30 years bring in this element and Frijid Pink place their magical style on it. “The Traveler” is another rock and roll and just has a groovy feel to it and allows you to recognize their pure talent within the band. The Chemistry in the band is evident in every song on this album, this is ever so present with the song called “Ride” it’s another fine example of total musicality and the Frijid Pink has this totally and if you’ve lost touch on the music scene, this is one band that you need to dust off the record player and sit down with your favorite beverage and listen again. I personally tracked this album all the way through a minimum of 12 times and I fell in love with it more and more every time I gave it a spin. “Shine” is another song on this wonderful and amazing album that features what a true rock and roll record should feel like, it has the feel of iconic rock & roll, however is a total relevant sound that simply put, one hell of a “FU&*&ING” and masterful rock and roll album that is out there and yours for the taking and needs to be part of your everyday listening time. “Gone Log Gone” has that again rock and roll sound that once was a part of our lives, and we somehow got away from and adopted what we define as music today? Every generation of music fans has their preferences, however this band called “Frijid Pink” is band that does and will bring your ears to that place where rock & roll really is. As I listened to this album several times I know where my heart lies it’s between my pillow and the proverbial rock & roll and with the sounds of the extremely talented and magical band Frijid Pink in the backround playing makes it all worthwhile knowing why I originally sold my soul to rock and roll. As a fan for a long time and now even more so knowing that they are still out there makes me smile and knowing that their music is within my reach. I thank Rick Stevers for his eternal friendship and all that he represents to us with his magical and ever so present sound of rock & roll that’s here and hasn’t gone away, and won’t with his and the group Frijid Pink will keep it current and fresh in our ears. The album is one that is phenomenal and is a fine example what is happening in the true rock and roll world that so many of us are looking for, I personally have found that is alive and well with the continuing contributions from the amazing and purely magical and legendary band that is called Frijid Pink.
Steven F. Adams
Music Journalist Publicist Reviewer Owner SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California
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