The Del Fuegos- Stand Up
This is an ok album, but nowhere close to knocking it out of the park like Boston, Mass. did. I recently bought the record without having ever heard it. I figured since Boston, Mass. that it was a safe bet. And that's a good word to use to describe this album. "Safe" rock n' roll. It's not raw and ready to kick you in the ass like the last one. I don't know, maybe they were trying to appease to the label and make a hit album.
The one song on Side 1 that is truly brutal and will consider myself lucky if I never hear it again is "He Had A Lot To Drink Today". I think they are trying to be Tom Waits-ish with it, but it's soooo bad. I should look for it on You Tube just so you can hear what I'm writing about. Side 2 really doesn't have anything to write home about either. Man, actually now that I'm finishing it up, I've changed my mind. This album blows. I'm contemplating if I want to keep it or not.
I found a video for the song "Long Slide (For An Out)". Notice with the horns and the back up singers that they were going for a radio friendly hit. Oh well, at least Dan Zanes' children's music career took off.