Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Hub--aka Hub Moore--is a tall, thin, fashionably-dressed man who sings with such quiet passion and reassurance that when he tells you "everything will be alright" (as he does on "I Believe You"), it feels as comforting as ... more »
Hub--aka Hub Moore--is a tall, thin, fashionably-dressed man who sings with such quiet passion and reassurance that when he tells you "everything will be alright" (as he does on "I Believe You"), it feels as comforting as if he had given you a big hug. By the same token, when he sings of heartbreak--as he does on "Two People"--the effect is absolutely devastating. Hub's band includes Ween mainstays Mickey Melchiondo (aka Dean Ween) and Claude Coleman Jr., but they sound nothing like their normal selves here; Mickey contributes a few languid, too-lazy-to-be-psychedelic solos, and the result is beautiful. Hub's cover of the Replacements' "Swingin' Party" gives the venerable song a new appreciation, and his own "Sleep Like an Angel" is among the most touching lullabies ever recorded. --Randy Silver
Here is your brilliant surprise find.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buy this cd now before a) he catches on in a big but tasteful way and everyone has heard of him and you can't impress your friends by owning it, or b) the disc goes out of print, etc, etc, horrible things. Hub Moore is an awesome singer/ songwriter and I cannnot imagine anyone (who counts) leaving this disc without enjoying A LOT about it. The music can be moody, if not gloomy, and blend into something totally sweet, then turn around and rock but in a cool, understated way. I won't do him the disservice of mauling his lyrical abilities with lame descriptions like I did with his music, but he's a smart, sincere and often humourous songwriter with a great voice. He has also got songs/alternate versions on the soundtrack to Trust, and is part of the band Ryful (from the Henry Fool soundtrack)."
Loch G. Phillipps | New York | 12/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're into music to the extent that you might close your eyes and focus on it, and really, even if you're not, this CD is perfect. Excellent production and lyrics worth thinking about make this one trip worth taking. I don't put this one on random play. The mood is so well modulated from beginning to end, it's something you shouldn't mess with. Speaking of which, check out the songs "Mess With Me," "Evil Twin," and "Sane" in particular. All this CD really needs is a little advertising push."