Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Latest Live Recording Is Another Great Addition To Any Fan’s Music Library

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Next month, Lynyrd Skynyrd will release its new archived concert recording Sweet Home Alabama. The double disc recording is the first of a handful of archived recordings to be released by the band this year. And it is also the best of said recordings. The main way in which it impresses so easily is the list of songs included on both discs. The set list featured in the main concert (Disc 1) features mostly music from the original LS lineup. The only more recent song included in the main set is the song ‘Down South Jukin,’ which is included on the band’s 1994 compilation record Endangered Species. Other than that one song, the rest of the concert’s set list is pure, classic Lynyrd Skynyrd. The recording’s second disc features its own share of classic Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes, too. For that matter, it includes what are perhaps two of the biggest of the band’s many hits. It does so twice over, too which leads to another of the recording’s positives. Not only do fans get a complete set from the then current Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup in this recording but they also get a few songs from the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup from its 1974 performance at the famed Rockpalast festival. Last but not least of all worth noting of this recording is its audio mix. The audio mix stands out in a subtle yet important way in this recording. This will be discussed later. Being taken into consideration with the recording’s set lists and its presentation of Skynyrd from two eras, the whole of Sweet Home Alabama proves to be another great addition to any Skynyrd fan’s music library. What’s more it proves yet again why Eagle Rock Entertainment is the leader in live recordings.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s upcoming archived Lynyrd Skynyrd performance Sweet Home Alabama is a great addition to any Lynyrd Skynyrd fan’s music library. The double disc CD set is a follow-up of sorts to the concert’s DVD presentation, which was originally released in 2008. It hasn’t been until now that the concert’s CD presentation will have seen the light of day. For those that have not had the pleasure of seeing the original DVD presentation of Sweet Home Alabama its 2-CD platform is just as welcome as the DVD. The main reason that it is such a welcome addition to any LS fan’s music library is its set lists. Presented here are two set lists from two completely different eras of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s life. By and large, both set lists are composed of classic LS songs. The only “newer” song featured in the whole of the presentation is ‘Down South Jukin.’ That song was taken from the band’s 1994 album Endangered Species. Other than that one song, the rest of the recording is made up of nothing but classic LS dating all theway back to the band’s debut 1973 record (Pronounced leh-nerd Skin-nerd). It includes some of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Saturday Night Special,’ ‘Workin’ For MCA,’ ‘Swamp Music’ and of course perhaps the biggest of the band’s many hits ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Free Bird.’ In regards to ‘Free Bird,’ audiences will be happy to know that both in the band’s 1996 performance and that from 1974, it is featured in its entirety. The only real surprise of the whole recording is that there’s no sign of ‘Tuesday’s Gone’ or ‘The Ballad of Curtis Loew.’ Beggars can’t be choosers, though. Even with the absence of either song, audiences still get quite the impressive collection of songs considering the makeup of these two shows. It’s just one way in which Sweet Home Alabama proves itself a welcome addition to any LS fan’s music library.

The songs that make up Sweet Home Alabama’s two set lists more than make for a great concert for fans. They are tied directly in to another way in which it proves itself a great addition to any LS fan’s music library–its presentation of LS in two different lineups and eras. Audiences get in the main concert LS in its then present lineup featuring former front man Ronnie Van Zant’s brother Johnny on vocals. He is joined by many of Ronnie’s old band mates and some new members including: Rickey Medlocke, Hughie Thomasson, Dale Krantz-Rossington, and Carol Chase. The bonus 1974 concert features a handful of performances by the original LS lineup of Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Ed King, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson, Owen Hale, and Bob Burns. Listening to both lineups, it is amazing to hear the strength and fire that still burned bright under the band in 1996, nearly two decades after one of the music world’s worst tragedies. Of course that could be chalked up to the fact that the surviving band members did in fact take some time away for themselves after that fateful plane crash in 1977. Considering the band’s strength and stage presence in its 1974 show, it makes that plane crash all the more tragic. That is because the ’74 show presented a band at the top of its game. One can only imagine what the original LS lineup would have sounded like if not for that horrible tragedy only three years later. Sadly the world will never know. Regardless, it is clear that LS was obviously back on top of its game in its ’96 show. Considering the band’s strength and stage performance in both shows, it paints a vivid picture of the band’s bond both in its old era and its then new era. That picture of strength in both lineups makes even more clear what makes Sweet Home Alabama a welcome addition to any LS fan’s music library.

The set lists that make up Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1996 and 1974 Rockpalast performances make for plenty of reason that any of the band’s fans will want to add this recording to their music libraries. The strength and solid stage presence presented by both lineups adds even more interest to the recording. That is because it puts on exhibit LS before the tragedy that would forever change it and the band years after that tragic crash. Both elements are important in their own way to the whole of Sweet Home Alabama. They are not all that makes it another impressive live recording from LS and Eagle Rock Entertainment. The concerts’ production values should be taken into consideration in examining the recording, too. Every part within the songs is expertly balanced. Even with recording technology having changed a lot since 1974 that recording sounds just as good as the band’s ’96 show. On another, more subtle level, those charged with handling the shows’ audio mixes both at the concerts and in post production are to be commended for their efforts. They are especially worthy of praise for balancing the audio levels both during the band’s performances of its songs and in the interludes in which the Van Zant brothers each interact with the audiences. This means that audiences don’t have to constantly turn up and down the volume on their radios from one song to the next. It’s an aspect of live recordings that far too few audio engineers take into account when preparing live shows for purchase. Thankfully those handling these concerts’ audio did. The end result of their efforts is two concerts that are just as enjoyable for their expert audio production as for the shows’ set lists and the band’s stage presence. It is one more way in which Sweet Home Alabama shows itself one more welcome addition to any LS fan’s music library and why once again Eagle Rock Entertainment has proven itself the leader in live recordings.

Staying on the element of the recording’s audio mix, the clarity of the concerts’ interludes reveals some language that older audiences might find objectionable for some younger listeners. This includes both the performances of the songs and the interludes. Being that this is not noted anywhere on the packaging for the dual-disc set, it should at least be noted here. It means that audiences should use their discretion in listening and letting younger listeners hear this recording. That aside, it is still a recording that at least older LS fans will enjoy. That’s not to say that younger audiences can’t enjoy these two concerts. But older audiences should use their discretion in letting younger listeners hear certain parts of the concerts.

Sweet Home Alabama is not the only live Lynyrd Skynyrd recording to be released this year. It is however the best live Lynyrd Skynyrd live recording to be released so far. When comparing it to the others planned for release this year, it proves in the end to be potentially the best of the band’s planned live releases. That is thanks first and foremost to the set lists that make up both concerts. The set lists are composed mainly of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classics save for just one song. Getting to hear Lynyrd Skynyrd both before and after its untimely tragedy paints a vivid picture of a band that has proven just as strong both before and after. Each element by itself shows why Sweet Home Alabama is another welcome addition to any LS fan’s library. All three elements together show it not only to be a great addition to any LS fan’s personal music collection but yet another reason that Eagle Rock Entertainment remains to this day the leader in live recordings. It will be available Tuesday, June 2nd in a double-disc presentation and will retail for MSRP of $17.98. A 2-LP is also scheduled for release later this year. More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online at:

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Audiences Of All Musical Tastes Will Enjoy Enjoy Eagle Rock Entertainment’s New Dylan Documentary

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal Music Group

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal Music Group

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new music documentary Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued is an interesting new presentation. Regardless of whether audiences are fans of Bob Dylan and his body of work or fans of the artists recruited to resurrect Dylan’s “long lost” there is plenty for audiences of all ages and tastes to like throughout the program beginning fittingly with its virtual music history lesson. The program’s very presentation style is another element of the documentary that audiences will appreciate. Despite essentially being a standard “making of” feature, it doesn’t come across like so many other guerilla style making of peices thrown together by so many other acts just to sell records. And then of course there is the bonus material. In the case of this Blu-ray, the bonus material lives up to its name as it brings the whole presentation full circle. It doesn’t present the finished product of each song rehearsed in the main feature. But it does give audiences a look at the finished product of half of the noted songs. And that’s only the beginning of what makes the bonus material a true bonus. That will be discussed later. Taking into consideration everything noted here, Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued proves itself a music documentary well worth the watch by audiences of any musical taste.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new music documentary Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued is an interesting work that audiences of any musical taste should see. It should be noted right off the top that it is not a piece that audiences of any age should see. that is because there is some language older audiences might find questionable for some younger viewers. There is also one scene from some vintage 1960s film that shows a topless woman dancing with a group of other people. None of this seems to be noted anywhere on the documentariy’s casing. So it would be irresponsible if this critic didn’t note these issues right off the bat. Having gotten that out of the way, this program is still one that older audiences of any musical taste will want to see. The central reason for that is that it is within itself a virtual music history lesson. The lesson is centered on a group of previously “undiscovered” writings from none other than legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. Audiences get a glimpse into where the writings came from, how they originally came into being so many decades ago and even their original intent. Some of this information is provided by Dylan himself even though the only time that Dylan actually appears on camera is in vintage footage of Dylan with his band mates collected for the documentary. Audiences will be surprised to learn that many of the writings if not all of them were never even intended for mass consumtion by fans. Audiences will be just as interested to learn why Dylan and company opted to record the original songs literally in the basement of a house instead of the sterility of a studio as they watch. That little factoid is in itself quite enlightening. there is even more information thrown out throughout the program that audiences will find interesting. So that will be left to viewers to discover for themselves. That information coupled with the information noted here shows clearly to be a history lesson that intended or not serves as one of the most important elements of Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued in its enjoyment. It is only part of the program that makes it a joy for fans. The documentary’s overall shooting and presentation style make for their own enjoyment in this case, too.

The overall shooting style and manner of presentation in Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued make for just as much reason for audiences to check out the program as its virtual music history lesson. “Making of documentaries” are all too commonplace in today’s music industry. The problem with all of the “documentaries” is that few prove to be memorable in any form or fashion. More often than not they are throwaway extras used to convince audiences to purchase already overpriced albums that are themselves forgettable. They are typically shot in guerilla, home-video style and presented as such, too. Thankfully none of this applies to Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued. What audiences get in this program is a piece that fully lives up to the title of music documentary. It is an expertly shot and edited program that ties together music’s past and present and will in turn keep audiences engaged from beginning to end. There are no fast moving pans or tilts from the camera crew. And the music being rehearsed makes the presentation emotionally moving and powerful both as the recruited artists–who are themselves some of the music world’s biggest names today–work together and by themselves. There are no jump cuts. And while some special effects are used, they are used sparingly throughout, making the presentation all the more worth the watch.

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued more than lives up to the title of music documentary. It is the total antithesis of the largely forgettable throwaway pieces out there that masquerade as making of documentaries. This includes the standalone pieces and the ones that are thrown in with albums that are themselves largely forgettable. It stands out from those presentations thanks in large part to its professional production values and its virtual music history lesson. Both elements play their own important part in the success and enjoyment of Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued. As important as each element proves in the long run, there is one more element to note that brings the presentation full circle. That element is the documentary’s collective bonus material. The bonus material in this case is a presentation of some of the songs featured in the main feature in their entirety. While not all twelve of the featured songs are included as bonus material. No fewer than half of the songs are featured, though. Having gone through the rehersals and creative process presented in the program’s main feature, the half dozen songs featured as bonus material are essentially a reward for audiences that watched the creative process that led to the songs. Again, while not all twelve songs presented in the main feature are included with the bonus material, the half dozen that are featured bring the presentation in whole full circle.

The full song “performances” featured in the bonus features of Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued are themselves bonus for audiences. They are bonuses in large part because they finally let audiences hear at least some of the presented songs in their identity. That isn’t the only reason that they are bonuses, though. They are bonuses also because of the fact that each song features one of the recruited artists leading the given songs in his or her own style. Because each of the recruited artists gets to lead at least one song included in the bonus features, not one of the noted songs sounds like the other. Each comopsition has a sound and style completely separate from the others. It shows each artist’s own musical roots and influences thus deepening the program in whole even more. It is within itself a bonus of the bonus material and one more reason that audiences will want to watch Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued.

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued is one of the more interesting music documentaries that has been released so far this year. For that matter, it is one of the only presentations released so far this year that rightfully deserves to be called a documentary. That is thanks in large part to its virtual music history lesson. Whether or not the history lesson was intended, it is there. The program’s production values set it apart from all of thoe throwaway pieces that try to pretend to be documentaries, too. And the bonus material rewards audiences that stayed and watched Bob Dylan’s “long lost” slowly come to life in more than one way. All three elements together show why audiences of all musical tastes, if not ages, will want to watch this documentary. Together, they show that while Eagle Rock is known largely as the leader in live recordings, it holds its own in the world of music documentaries, too. Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued will be available in stores and online Tuesday, May 26th. More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online at:

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Lionsgate Announces Release Date, Specs For New Dramedy While We’re Young

While Were Young BD Box ArtLionsgate will release actor Ben Stiller’s new dramedy While We’re Young next month.

While We’re Young will be released on Blu-ray + Digital HD combo pack and DVD + Digital combo pack on Tuesday, June 30th. Stiller (Night at the Museum 1 – 3) and Naomi Watts (King Kong, The Impossible, Mullholland Drive) star as a pair of aging urban sophisticates trying too hard to hold onto their youth in the movie. In their efforts to hold onto their youth, the pair—Jason (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts)—join a hip-hop dance class and “mind-expanding” parties among other activities. They are joined by Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls), Amanda Seyfried (Alice in Wonderland, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia), Charles Grodin (Beethoven, Beethoven’s Second, Midnight Run) and now former Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz (a.k. Ad-Rock) along the way. The movie was helmed by Academy Award®-nominated director Noah Baumbach (Best Original Screenplay The Squid and the Whale, 2005). Baumbach has also previously worked with Stiller on the 2010 drama Greenberg. He also developed the big screen adaptation of the classic children’s book The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

One writer for Variety called While We’re Young a “blisteringly of-the-moment and classically zany comedy.” Along with the main feature, both the Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD + Digital combo pack will also feature a handful of bonus material including six behind-the scenes featurettes and some more scene specific features. The complete list of bonus material included on the Blu-ray + Digital HD combo pack is noted below.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Six Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes:  “The Cast,” “Working with Filmmaker Noah Baumbach,”
  • “Generation Tech,” “Working with Charles Grodin,” “Ayahuasca Ceremony” and “Hip-Hop Class”

*Subject to change

While We’re Young will be released on Blu-ray + Digital HD combo pack and DVD + Digital combo pack on Tuesday, June 30th. The Blu-ray + Digital HD combo pack will retail for MSRP of $24.99 and the DVD + Digital combo pack for $19.98. More information on this and other titles from Lionsgate is available online now at:

Website: http://www.lionsgate.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lionsgate

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Yes Co-Founder/Bassist Chris Squire Diagnosed With Leukemia, Will Undergo Treatment

Courtesy:  MSO PR

Courtesy: MSO PR

There is difficult news from veteran rock band Yes this morning.

It has just been announced that the band’s bassist and co-founder Chris Squire has been diagnosed with what is known as Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL). AEL is an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The discovery of the condition means that Squire will be unable to join the band on its North American summer tour with Toto. He will instead return to his hometown of Phoenix to receive treatment for his condition over the course of the next few months. The band meanwhile will still tour this summer with Squire’s duties being handled by Yes alumnus Billy Sherwood.

Squire has released a statement discussing Sherwood coming on board to help the band. In it he noted his faith in Sherwood in regards to his ability to deliver saying, “”This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me. But the other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years.”

Fans can follow the latest developments on this story and all of the latest news on Yes’ upcoming tour online at:

Website: http://www.yesworld.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yestheband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/yesofficial

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Satriani Announces Release Date, Specs For Fifteenth Album

Courtesy:  Legacy Recordings

Courtesy: Legacy Recordings

Veteran guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will release his latest full-length studio recording this summer.

Shockwave Supernova will be released on Friday, July 24th. His will be one of the first to be released under the entertainment industry’s new “Global Release Day” release schedule. Shockwave Supernova was recorded late in 2014 at the famed Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, California. Also on board for the record were long-time Satriani collaborator Mike Keneally (keyboards, guitars), Marco Minnemann (drums), and Bryan Beller (bass). Satriani said of the lineup tapped to help him record the new album, “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life.” Fellow long-time friend and collaborator John Cuniberti manned the boards once again for this latest record. The relationship between Satriani and Cuniberti reaches all the way back to Satriani’s 1986 debut album Not of this Earth and its platinum-selling follow-up record Surfing with the Alien.

Satriani’s fans can pre-order Shockwave Supernova online now via his official website http://www.satriani.com. Fans that do will receive a free exclusive, signed poster along with the album. The artwork for the poster will be chosen from fan submitted art. Fans can get more information on the poster art contest at http://www.facebook.com/joesatriani. For those that want to pre-order the album by itself can do so via Amazon and iTunes respectively at:

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_amzn

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_itunes

All of the latest updates on Shockwave Supernova is available online now along with the latest updates on Satriani’s live dates at:

Website: http://www.satriani.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joesatriani

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

 

Silvertung Tapped To Play 2015 Shindig Music Festival

Courtesy:  Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.

Courtesy: Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland’s own Silvertung will play a huge hometown show this summer.

Silvertung has been tapped to play the main stage at this year’s annual Shindig Music Festival. The festival will be held this year on September 19th at Carroll Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Interestingly enough the day-long festival actually features not one but two identical main stages. There will be NO OVERLAPPING SETS between the two stages. Godsmack will headline one of the stages while fellow veteran rock band Stone Temple Pilots will headline the other. Also on the bill for this year’s Shindig Music Festival are: Anthrax, Chevelle, Helmet, Reverend Horton Heat, Nothing More, and Crobot among others. More information on the lineup for this year’s Shindig Music Festival is available online along with all of the festival’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.theshindigbaltimore.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheShindigBaltimore

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheShindigBmore

Courtesy:  Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.

Courtesy: Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.

Silvertung’s latest single ‘Never Too Late’ peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Radio Indicator Chart.  It comes from the most recent release, 2013’s Devil’s In The Details. Audiences can check out the video for the single online now at the band’s official website http://www.wilvertung.com. More information on Silvertung’s performance at the Shindig Music Festival and other lives dates is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.silvertung.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Silvertungband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/silvertung1

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Here Comes Trouble’s Debut LP Will Get “Stuck” In Every Listener’s Ears

Courtesy:  Troublemaker Music

Courtesy: Troublemaker Music

Washington, D.C.-based husband and wife duo Here Comes Trouble will release its debut album Goo on my Shoe on Tuesday, June 9th. The fifteen-track album is front loaded with just as much silliness as the album’s title, making it an album well worth the listen by audiences of all ages. While silly yet relatable concepts such as kids wanting desert instead of dinner, playing hooky, and stepping in bubblegum are just part of what makes the album worth the listen. Older audiences will hear some rather familiar classic songs used as the basis for some of the songs included on this record. So it is just as sure to entertain parents and educators just as much as children. And as with so many children’s albums, it also boasts a full complement of musical styles to entertain listeners of all ages. Whether for that reason, for the familiar classic tunes that will assuredly entertain parents and teachers, or for its silly lyrical content, Goo on my Shoe proves from beginning to end that it is an album that audiences of all ages will enjoy again and again.

Here Comes Trouble has crafted in its debut record Goo on my Shoes that will most certainly entertain listeners of all again and again with every listen. The central way in which it proves itself worth at least one listen is with its overall silly yet interestingly relatable lyrical content. Its opener ‘I Want Desert’ is a prime example of its ability to entertain and relate to its listeners all at once. The song presents children in a variety of settings that see them presented with food that they see as “yucky.” It is so “yucky” that the kids each sing about wanting dessert instead. As much as grown-ups might disagree about said “yuckiness” of some of the dishes, the one on which even grown-ups can relate is the meatloaf. It would be a surprise to find one grown-up out there that actually does like meatloaf. This critic in particular definitely doesn’t care for meatloaf. It is to the meat world as fruitcake is to the world of sweet treats. It’s just one example of how the album’s fun and funny content will entertain listeners of all ages. Singer/songwriter Kelly Donohue sings somewhat playfully about every kid and grown-up’s dream of playing hooky from school and work respectively. There’s not one kid or adult out there that hasn’t dreamed of getting out of school and work. Many adults have even admitted to doing just that for that matter. That makes it all the more relatable for audiences of all ages and yet another example of how the album uses silly yet relatable lyrical content to entertain listeners of all ages. If that isn’t enough reason for kids and grown-ups alike to give this record a chance upon its release, then the content of the album’s title track will do the job. It’s just a silly song about a child stepping in some goo. The goo in question isn’t necessarily identified specifically. But it can be inferred to a point that the offending goo is gum since that is the most common goo in which people step. Who out there hasn’t had this happen at one point or another in life? Exactly. Again, as silly as it is, it is again relatable to audiences of all ages. And that continued ability to relate to listeners of all ages all while entertaining them proves yet again why the lyrical content is so important to the enjoyment of this record.

The lyrical content presented across each of the songs on Goo on my Shoes is collectively more than enough reason for audiences to listen to this record. It is only part of what makes it so enjoyable. The musical backing of the presented songs adds even more enjoyment to the album. There are some original backings that will have young listeners dancing along. Grown-ups will also find themselves dancing along as the band–Kelly Donohue (vocals), Jennifer Jones (vocals), Cindy Huang (vocals), Colleen Dyer (guitar), Jacob Chmara (bass), and John Babu (drums)–pull some classic songs that they are sure to identify. The band uses The Weather Girls’ hit ‘It’s Raining Men’ as the basis for one of its songs. There is also a re-imagined take of the Village People’s equally famed ‘YMCA’ that is just as infectious as the original song if not more so. There is also a riff that sounds eerily like the guitar riff from the famous ‘Summertime Blues’ in ‘Robby Dobby.’ One could even argue that there is a slight similarity between the guitar lick used in ‘Alligator’ and the original classic song ‘Wooly Bully.’ Now while those similarities might not hve been entirely intentional, they are there. And coupled with the intended throwbacks to music’s golden era in the other noted songs, adults will agree even more that this record offers just as much enjoyment for adults as it does for younger listeners. That it offers so much enjoyment to both children and adults alike both musically and lyrically shows even more clearly why Goo on my Shoe is an album that deserves at least one listen.

Both the musical and lyrical content of Goo on my Shoe show in their own way what makes this record another fun listen for audiences of all ages. For all of the enjoyment that they offer, they are not all that audiences will appreciate in this record. The variety of musical styles that makes up the record’s body is just as important to the record’s whole as the previously noted elements. The re-imagined take of ‘YMCA’ presents the song in slightly beachy/reggae vibe while the band’s rendition of ‘It’s Raining Men’ is close to the original song,. The band also has its own “theme song’ on this record that will get listeners of all ages moving with its funk roots. ‘Spill The Beans’ offers up a family friendly punk rock sound that is just as sure to have audiences of all ages dancing around as the song’s rocking opener ‘I Want Dessert.’ If all of that isn’t example enough, the jazzy/bluesy ‘Watermelon Felon’ will have young listeners moving along just in a different way. That is meant in the most positive way possible. It is just one more example of how the varied musical styles presented across Goo on my Shoe’s fifteen tracks makes the record even more enjoyable. It proves even more why audiences of all ages should not only hear this record at leat once but should also have it as part of their own home musical library.

Goo on my Shoe shows across its body that it has plenty to offer listeners of all ages. Its musical content is both silly and relatable for parents, educators, and children alike. The re-imagining of just a handful of classic pop and rock tunes will catch grown-ups and keep them engaged, too. And the variety of musical styles will entertain children and grown-ups alike. Each element shows in its own special way what makes Goo on my Shoe a record that will stick in the ears and minds of its listeners. All three considered together, they show this record to be one that audiences of all ages will want to hear at least once if not more. They show together that this could even be a record that some families and educators will want to add to their own music libraries. Goo on my Shoe will be available Tuesday, June 9th in stores and online. More information on the album is available online along with the latest news from the band online now at:

Website: http://www.herecomestrouble4kids.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Here-Comes-Trouble/124855144211765

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainemtn reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebok.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.