Luka Bloom Turf (Reprise) Phoenix New Times CD Review June 22, 1994
Live shows by the Eagles, The Pretenders and the Grays reviewed.
Material Issue’s Jim Ellison carves out great pop from a Seventies mold, whether he’ll admit it or not.
Angelfish Angelfish (Radioactive) Phoenix New Times CD review June 1, 1994 Picture Patti Smith dropping her Rimbaud references to sing Til Tuesday’s material and you get this impeccably smart pop album that never pretends to be anything but. Angelfish has enough sense to throw in some twist whenever it starts sounding a little too corporate. This maiden effort was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, although Mike Chapman probably could’ve done the same job, and Angelfish would’ve only had [...]
“This can hardly qualify as a solid career move unless the group’s gearing itself up to be a bar band again.”
Do we really need another version of “Moondance,” especially one that sounds more like Merv Griffin swinging out with Mort Lindsay and the Orchestra?
Swell – 41, Phoenix New Times CD review, June 1, 1994
Winwood, not Wild Wood, would have been a more apt title for this second Paul Weller solo outing. From the whirling circles on the cover art to the flutes, the jazz-rock beats, the incessant wah-wah pedals and the white-soul-man vocals, it’s obvious that Weller is under a posthypnotic suggestion that he is the driving force behind Traffic.
Lush – Split, Phoenix New Times CD review, June 1, 1994