"The Rock Album"
Genres: rock, alt country
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May 19 - 25 2003
Rock Album is just that, a rock album. It's an album, and
it contains rock music. It isn't particularly original, but it's
good fun, and that's what really matters, ain't it?
Crawdad get the noise started right off the bat with the
rockin' "Plank Rd.," followed by "Captain
Everything" and the "mysteriously" named "'R'
Word." A slight country influence can be heard in many of
the songs, but you don't have to be a Nashville fan to appreciate this
material. A few of the later songs stray from the band's
freshly-oiled rock formula, however. "War With Bees,"
for example, has a Britpop guitar thing going on (think Blur),
and "Hobo Rock" is a goofy, Zappa-esque
freak-out. But, for the most part, this is a very rock-centric
All in all, this is a fun twelve-song album from a new local Albany
band. Primarily a live act, this disc proves that they can hold
up well on tape as well, and for that they get the recommendation from
me. Nothing out of the ordinary, just good clean fun.
12 songs, distributed by the band, released 2003]