Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Time for a Witness
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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One of my favorite all-time albums
Mark P. Hughes | MA, USA | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the Feelies. Four albums (and an EP and some singles) just don't seem like enough. This was their last album (as far as I know) and it contains the same simply produced magic as their earlier efforts, but this time with a little harder edge. This is cool garage music for smart people. Found throughout Time For A Witness are simple yet wonderful guitar-based rythms with haunting, whining, wonderful leads, over smooth drums, percussion and bass that is always, for me, with every single listen, achingly emotional. Glen Mercer's vocals are reminiscent of early Lou Reed -- even in the lyrics, a lot of things are 'alright' -- but that's not to say that the Feelies are K-Mart Velvets; this band has its own unique quirkiness. Here is rock and roll at its deceptively simple best. I love this album. I love this band."
Warm Summer Nights, Cold Beers and Good Friends
Mark P. Hughes | 05/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That is what The Feelies mean to me. Their music is straight forward, uncomplicated and yet completely enjoyable given its simple construct. I have seen The Feelies live and partied with them afterwards at a friend's house. They are as unpretentious in person as their music. They write songs and perform them from their soul and I am constantly amazed they never achieved greater acclaim.
Buy this CD and I guarantee you will go back to the record store looking for their earlier releases. The Feelies are one of those bands who will make you think to yourself "why haven't I heard of these guys before?". A treasure and a pleasure you will not be disappointed."
Great Album; Great Group
eRgO | Washington, DC United States | 03/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first album by the long-defunct, long-out-of-print Feelies I ever heard, and at first I didn't see what all the fuss was about. Quite frankly there isn't really anything "amazing" about this album. Unlike other influential indie groups like My Bloody Valentine or Galaxie 500 - who drenched themselves in the glory of the Velvet Underground, invoked swooning, hungry guitar leads/solos and created something fresh-sounding as a result - the Feelies seem content to play fairly straight-on indie rock, with little pretension or poetry. One wouldn't think this to be much of a strength, but the band manages to create solid rhythms and riffs, with compelling guitar noodling over the top. In a word, the Feelies are irresistable. If college rock was your bag in the 80s and early 90s, check out one of the progenitors of the genre."