"Rhythm & Western" CD
Genres: country rock, country
Sep 8 - 14 2003
Rhythm & Western, Pinkeye D'Gekko bring you thirteen
tracks of country-painted rock music. Some tunes are more rock than
country, some tracks vice versa; it's all solid and well-done - both
in songwriting and performance, but there's nothing on this disc that
you haven't heard before.
"(Theme from) The Working Poor" is a rockabilly number,
characteristic of PD'G's style, while "Inside Job" is
a slow, Nashville-tinged ballad of sorts. "Country Hair," on
the other hand, is pure country, slide guitar and all. It's all
variations on one theme, Western music, and the limited variety is
just enough to keep the average listener interested throughout. The
best moment is probably Dylan cover "Most of the Time,"
which starts off on a slight Byrds vibe but then slips into a nice,
infectious groove. The saxophone-injected "Kindness?" is
another strong tune.
If country music is your game, and you like it in all forms, Pinkeye
D'Gekko's Rhythm & Western should perhaps find its way
onto your to-buy list. Otherwise, you'll want to pass this one by.
[Vitals: 13 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2002]