Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Turn It Around
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Joe Hutchinson, former frontman for L.A. glam heroes The Zeros, and crew (drummer Thom Sullivan of The Exies and bassist Glenn Hays of The Hutchinsons) kick out the hools and serve up a bunch of groov'n' new songs the whol... more »
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Joe Hutchinson, former frontman for L.A. glam heroes The Zeros, and crew (drummer Thom Sullivan of The Exies and bassist Glenn Hays of The Hutchinsons) kick out the hools and serve up a bunch of groov'n' new songs the whole universe can rock to. The swirling single "So Spaced Out" was #1 for several weeks on VH1/MTV's "Emerge" website and is currently climbing up Smithereen's Pat DiNizio's XM Radio "Unsigned" Show. Songs: Turn It Around, So Spaced Out, Fanciful Eyes, Living With Me, Leaving Hollywood, Mad About You, I Don't Belong, Something About You, Stay With Me, The Beast Within, All the Money in the World.
Got the formula down, but nothing hooks you
Jeff360 | Alpharetta, GA United States | 02/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I buy a lot of power pop music. I am willing to sift through clunker songs and middle of the road production to find that one song that makes buying the album worth it. I thought surely I would find one such song on this album but I did not. As I listened, my thoughts were "Good, clear, production . . .definitely have the chops . . . have this pop formula down with good strummy guitars and crisp drum beats . . . . . " So from this detached, clinical, dissection I thought this album should be working. But I never heard a guitar hook or chorus that grabbed me or made me want to sing along - and the whole album is like that.
The thing is that I think if I heard these songs live in a club, I might be bowled over, but no energy or urgency translates off the record. To be fair, I am going to keep listening to it to see if it grows on me, but if you don't have the time to do this and your Amazon power pop dollars are limited, try something safer like The Churchills, The Tories, or classics like Big Star or The Records."
HUTCH equals MUCH !
Jeff360 | 06/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has got to be the best rock/pop CD to come along in quite some time. Not only does this band have the chops, but they have THE SONGS. The hooks are potent, the riffs are catchy, and the songwriting is consistent all the way through.How many albums have you bought recently that you can actually play from beginning to end without getting bored? By the time you get to the last notes of "All The Money In The World" you'll want to press the repeat button to take it back to the top. I might even go as far as saying that songwriter-singer-guitarist Joe Hutchinson is the new Ray Davies or Pete Townsend."THE BEAST WITHIN", "ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD", "TURN IT AROUND", "SO SPACED OUT" and "LEAVING HOLLYWOOD" will find their way into your top ten list and park themselves there for a LONG, LONG TIME.Some influences I can hear are Material Issue, The Who, Oasis, Rolling Stones, and other British Pop and 60's stylings. Hutch are the real deal... "TURN IT AROUND" is easily the BEST ALBUM OF 2002."