Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Beggars is a promising young band from Cheap Trick's home town of Rockford, Illinois. The quartet's self-titled debut is no-nonsense Midwestern rock, bringing to mind Rick Neilsen and crew as well as Zion's celebrated Sh... more »
Beggars is a promising young band from Cheap Trick's home town of Rockford, Illinois. The quartet's self-titled debut is no-nonsense Midwestern rock, bringing to mind Rick Neilsen and crew as well as Zion's celebrated Shoes. He may have been an unlikely choice, but Michael Been of the Call gives the album a playful but understated '60s production. One listen to the layered harmonies and swirling hooks of tunes such as "Lovely Soul Detonator" should be enough to convert any fan of smart guitar pop. --Jim DeRogatis
BEGGING FOR MORE
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS ALBUM HAS BEEN ONE OF THE HIDDEN GEMS OF THE DECADE. PRODUCED BY THE CALL'S FRONT-MAN, MICHAEL BEEN, I STILL HEAR SAMPLINGS OF THIS CD ON A WIDE VARIETY OF TV SHOWS. WHERE HAVE THEY GONE---DEY COULDA BEEN CONTENDAS!!!???"
Response to Eli
Rude Boy | Walnut Creek, CA | 02/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eli, while your opinions of Mr.Been may have merrit in your view, to use this page as a platform to trash a well respected artist such as Michael Been is unprofessional and lacks "industry" taste. All indications and reviews stated this release was well received and the production was superb.I hope you are not confusing the promotional success of this release with the quality and experience that this artist brings to the studio. Mr.Been is a very eccentric and meticulous individual that may have been interpreted by you as "difficult". Your comments regarding this man ring "hollow" given his resume and extensive list of credits. I wish you success in your future endeavors in the bay area. Rudy"