THE WELLGREEN - "SUMMER RAIN" (SUGARBUSH SB036)
, well what can I say about this album? Not much in words that actually conveys how effortlessly brilliant this album is, that is for starters. This is an amalgam of the best sounds that artists such as Emitt Rhodes, Blue, Bread, Big Star (yes, again!) and Paul McCartney made in the early to mid 70s. Don't get me wrong, this is a contemporary Scottish band put who have their feet firmly planted in the early 70s sounds of melodic guitar pop. The opener "Summer Rain" hits you with harmonies over a solid beat backing of simple guitars, piano and bass/drums. The second track is even better, "Maybe It's The Pressure Of The City Life That's Tearing Us Apart" is a wonderful song that reminds me of everything I love about pop. From then on there is no letting up and this album is BRILLIANT from start to finish.
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