Album Info

RELEASE
2004
LABEL
Zip Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Power Pop

Album Review

Ron Flynt's second solo album is a concept work of sorts based around the story of his former band, 20/20, though the concept wouldn't be too obvious if you weren't alerted beforehand (or weren't familiar with 20/20). In fact, with his respectably tuneful, mature power pop style, Flynt here sounds more like a minor Elvis Costello than a Pete Townshend wrestling with his band's history à la Quadrophenia. Whether or not you pay attention to the nominal framework, the songs explore territory common to many such power pop bands with roots in both '60s rock and new wave: falling for and getting out of the clutches of seductive, dangerous women; chasing dreams; the superficiality of showbiz glitz; traveling a road to nowhere; and the redemptive power of love. However, there's a touch of resignation here, and acknowledgement that things don't always turn out as planned, that isn't found in the more ebullient work of younger power pop bands -- like, say, 20/20 at the outset of their career. Musically, there's nothing here that hasn't been done before by the likes of 20/20 and other such groups. But it's an accomplished statement in that style, and die-hard fans may appreciate the slight lyrical spin on the form.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Introhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809622&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  2. Waitinghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809623&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  3. Hollywood Lifehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809625&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  4. 3rd Street Girlhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809626&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  5. The Sun's Gonna Shinehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809629&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  6. Southern Bellehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809630&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  7. Mary's Worldhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809644&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  8. Hurting Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809645&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  9. 1000 Different Pieceshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809647&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  10. I Supposehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809652&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  11. Misery at the Endhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809654&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  12. Looking Downhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809666&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  13. Heavenhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809669&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
  14. Home in a Whilehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=276809671&id=276809581&at=11l9vR
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