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Stusso, Dick / In Heaven
Album:In Heaven Collection:General
Artist:Stusso, Dick Added:01/2019
Label:Hardly Art 

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Add Date:2019-01-22 Pull Date:2019-03-26 
Week Ending:10 Feb27 Jan
Airplays:12

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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2019-01-13 
INDIE ROCK

This is Oakland based singer-songwriter Dick Stusso’s second LP. He’s a good guitarist, clever songwriter, and decent singer, but it’s hard to pin him down to a genre or describe this music, except to say it’s based on a standard electric guitar, bass, drums rock-band format. Songs are very mixed: some retro rock n roll, some edgy, some sort of goofy.

No FCC issues

1 * Mid-slow. Laconic, aloof criticism of what it is people do. Mellow start; builds. (2:56)
2 * Mid-slow. Several sections with dead stops between them. Very retro. (3:01)
3 Slow, somber. Living life swimming up stream. (2:44)
4 * Mid-tempo. A dark, cynical look at modern life. Watch for sudden stop. (4:39)
5 Mid-tempo. Silly little ditty, with some old-time piano. (1:07)
6 Very slow. Feels like a drugged out blur. Really depressed & depressing. (2:06)
7 * Mid-tempo. Drinking song with a bit of Southern Rock twang. Kinda good. (3:13)
8 VERY slow. A real downer. Ends with a guitar solo, then piano solo. Fade out. (3:21)
9 Mid-tempo. Another cynical look at modern life, especially consumerism. (3:25)
10 * Title track. Mid-tempo, swaying 6/8 slow-dance rhythm. Good singing. (3:13)

Track Listing
1.Well Acquainted 6.Phasing Out
2.The Bullshit Century, Pt 1 7.Getting Loose
3.Up The Stream 8.Terror Management
4.Modern Music 9.The Big Car Commercial Payout
5.Addendum 10.In Heaven