Artur Chachlowski , 12/20/2017
Tracy, Michael – Still Got Soul
Michael Tracy is still little known in Poland, but it’s quite well-known in his homeland American artist. His works are part of the musical trend developed by performers such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp. He appeared on the same stages as Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Dokken or Jefferson Starship. And I think that these names and the aforementioned names are a good indication of the style in which our hero’s work is written.
In mid-November, a new, fourth album by Michael Tracy was released, entitled “Still Got Soul” released by the newly created TW Music Group label. After three previous records, Michael decided to take matters into his own hands and he was looking for a competent producer who would give his compositions an appropriate old school rock and roll cut. Luckily, he met Bob Marlette and Sahaja Ticotin from Los Angeles, with whom he built a strong bond and started working with them on the new album material. The first effect of this cooperation was the Christmas issue, composed the previous year, entitled “Poinsettia Red”. This piece, in the form of a slightly humorous bonus, closes the program of the album “Still Got Soul”, on which we can also find 10 other recordings with a clearly song character. They fit in gracefully into the atmosphere of American stadium rock. And so they are full of pleasant melodies, incredibly catchy choruses and simple but sometimes pompous arrangements. The most interesting fragments of this release include “Laughter”, “Call Me Wild”, “Sweet Smile”, “No More Waiting” ballad or perhaps the most interesting in this set the title “Still Got Soul.”
“Ray Vaughn is a musician and working in San Francisco, “Wounded Bird” is his second solo project.
From the first sounds you hear, that we have to deal with the conscious artist who from the very beginning as defined record, has a vision and consistently implements it. It is difficult to pigeonhole in one sentence his proposals, because the next catchy guitar playing appears on the album note of nostalgia, British rock and even punk rock. Generally speaking, it is very interesting. I was looking for a long time in my mind who or what ‘smells’ the production and finally found: it Iggy Pop and stylistic areas of his work. Yes, it’s probably accurate, but also very nice trail. I like music Vaughn, she actually sounds a bit ‘dirty’, but at the same time very positively.
My favorite on the album is definitely a ballad titled “Rain”. I would recommend.”
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“A large dose of melody based on the traditional rock and punk – the album “Month Of Sundays” is a great tribute to the club and music scene of the 70s and 80s.
Mark Duda is a New York artist who sings, plays guitar and has a remarkable talent for writing good songs with distinct punk-rock overtones. Throughout his career, he collaborated the teams Handful of Mad City Rockers, the New York Dolls and Dead Boys.
Duda is on “Month Of Sundays” in the form of both high compositional, arrangement and vocal. His debut solo album is sounding cool climates maintained in the punk era. Invited the cooperation of enjoying the status of the legendary rhythm section: Thommy Price – Kenny Aaronson (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Billy Idol), and guitarist Jimi K. Bonesa (Blondie) and “godfather of punk guitar” because this is defined as the Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys group.
The album contains six tracks where the next blockbuster and catchy choruses and catchy dynamic rhythms appear sentimental melodic ballads. Bagpipe music is filled with typical New York sound, energy and vitality. I think that it should find a lot of amateurs. Therefore strongly recommend it. Well worth it!”
Month Of Sundays was released on April 14, 2017 through True Rock.
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