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"you want it to"
Sometimes the cover
art to a CD can tell a lot about the music inside. The higher the erotic
image (usually female) the more likely the music is of no merit. However,
in the case of nancyscandy you want it to, the seductive cover image
is just a tease to lure you into the real treat inside - the music.
Kicking off with This Time
a tasty cut in the Lone Justice/REM style
with rocking guitar riffs, harmonies and soaring solos. By the second track,
My Heart, I was hooked. Vocalist Mai Lein Walters gives just enough
longing and hurt in her delivery to cut through to your own emotions. Guitarist,
producer and writer Dean Gionis gets a nasty little riff going on Miss
It (Zoe & Ed) as bassist Scott Freilich, Michael Christiano on
drums and Bob Maulucci on additional guitars give this a nice Hip/Universal
Honey workout. The band rarely misses the mark. Something continues with
more of the same great guitar and vocals on this tale of love. Things slow
down a bit for Rebel Soul with some nice intertwined flute playing
from Walters and more lush harmonies and guitar textures from Gionis.
A fine foil to each other, Gionis
and Walters are a perfect fit. His crafty song writing and guitar work
with her very pretty vocals are a sweet delight. They continue right through
till the last cut Strange City. Another nice rocker in the Lucinda
Williams/Gurf Morlix mold.
nancyscandy is a very sweet confection. This recording
again shows the talent and professionalism of the local music scene. We
need to support bands like nancyscandy and the many others working so hard
to get their music heard. This is defiantly one very deserving band. Iíll
say it again so you remember the name - nancyscandy.
The band is now hard at work
on their next CD. In the meantime visit their Website at www.nancyscandy.com.
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