|Coleman, John Wesley Iii / Microwave Dreams|
|Add Date:||2018-01-10|| ||Pull Date:||2018-03-14|| |
|Week Ending:||11 Mar||4 Mar||25 Feb||4 Feb|
John Wesley Coleman III is lead singer of the Austin-based band, The Golden Boys. This solo set of 10 songs is sorta, but not too much, country-rock, folk-rock, singer-songwriter. There’s a nice variety of styles and themes. The singing is similar to Jeff Tweedy perhaps.
I’ll go ahead and say, RIYL Wilco.
FCC violation in #1
1 (FCC: “motherfucker”) ** Mid-fast. Hard driving, hard rocker. (3:30)
2 * Mid-tempo. Hangover morning. Good country-rock tune. (3:31)
3 * Mid-fast. Crunchy guitar chords. Equal parts angry and joyous. (2:49)
4 Mid-slow. Easy swaying folk-rock. Drug references. Wilco sound-alike. (2:56)
5 Slow. Acoustic folk ballad to start. Talk-singing. Shifts gears when band joins. (3:47)
6 Mid-fast. Upbeat & twangy country-rock. Driven along by a strong rhythm. (2:25)
7 * Mid-fast. Retro power pop with a goofy twist. Fun, but almost a novelty song. (2:52)
8 Slow. Sad lament by an outsider. Heavy piano & drum accompaniment. (2:58)
9 * Mid-slow. Gravel voice, sad. Sort of a Kristofferson-like love song. Steel guitar. (4:27)
10 ** Mid-fast. Piano intro. Bouncy melody, sweet lyrics. Band joins & it picks up. (3:54)