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Blue Shade Witness

self-titled EP

Suburban Home Records


I confess to a lack of knowledge of Today's FM Alt Rock Hitmakers. I flick through the dial occasionally when NPR is airing a particularly boring discussion about the economy or some such thing and listen to a few moments of whatever is burning up the alternative charts these days (That's right, New Seattle doesn't have a decent radio station). Inevitably, what I hear between gawdawful Red Hot Chili Peppers songs is a lot of generic rock like this that sort of mixes Toad the Wet Sprocket mope with Dave Matthews mope and post-grunge mope. Big guitars playing big chords for big-throated vocalists to sing big-love lines like "You look into me and see right through me" or "Escape tonight in my dreams" and "I will not fail you again." After a few moments, I turn the radio back to NPR and try to forget what I just heard.


back torevhead.gif (1924 bytes)   Posted May 14, 2003. Copyright 2003 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.



Rating: No

Obligatory pull-quote: "...generic rock that sort of mixes Toad the Wet Sprocket mope with Dave Matthews mope and post-grunge mope."