Friday, August 26, 2016
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: TUNS
You wanna rock? Well, how about Mind Over Matter, with its insistent bass line, machine gun rhythm guitar, and those awesome early Beatles answering harmonies ("Do-you-know/do-you-know?"). While the sound is joyous and all-important, the lyrics are a big part of the fun too, these folks love a great couplet: "The sun is up, the rain is gone, why you feeling so put-upon?" starts To Your Satisfaction. And what can you say about the sentimental message of opener Back Among Friends, as great a homage to pop music, their own music, and their friendship as can be: "Maybe we're riding our luck/but from the first chord that we ever struck/rough and a little too tough/it's been easy and natural, off the cuff."
At nine tracks and 28 minutes, this is over way too fast but lets hope that means more songs left over for more albums. I can't remember an album I love start to finish more that this in years.