Genre: singer songwriter, pop,
Chicago-based Frank Tribuzio, shortened to
Frank Tribes for the purposes of his musical persona, has a
history with Garden Bower, a popular local college band that
also featured the guitarwork of current Frames member Rob
Bochnik. On Gallery, we see a competent, melody-minded
songwriter with an eye for a good tune if nothing else. The main
influence here is clearly classic rock, which Tribes
incorporates throughout - "Vampyres," "On My Way," and "Low to High"
just reek of it. A number of songs, notably "Watch You Sleep" and
"Surprised," touch on old-fashioned folk-rock (think Youngbloods
meets Neil Young). Though the cover art is hideous, Gallery
is a solid and cohesive listen from start to finish from Tribes.
This might be a bit too spirited and straightforward for the young
kids, but people in need of a solid, classic-style rock record should
enjoy this CD thoroughly.
[Vitals: 12 tracks,
40:36, distributed by