Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
This Conversation Seems Like a Dream
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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The BEST work to date by Kip Winger!
Justin J. Bartz | Minneapolis, Minnesota | 08/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, where do I begin? I have always been a fan of Winger (and Kip Winger), since they were one of the more talented bands that got grouped together in the whole "hair band" genre of music. That wasn't a bad thing, because they made great, fun music, but they never received their due credit. Once I heard about Kip Winger releasing his solo work, I was curious which direction it was going to go. Needless to say, I was blown away! Finally, Kip Winger was able to demonstrate that there is an amazing songwriting ability that people never saw in Winger from their pop anthems. There are some amazing songs on this CD, which if they ever played on the radio, would go over extremely well, but that's the story for so many underrated artists. The best song (in my opinion) on this CD is definitely "Naked Son". The depth of the lyrics and the quality of the music is beyond me to describe, but that is far from the only highlight on the album! With other songs like "Kiss Of Life", "Daniel", and "How Far Will We Go?" (ANOTHER amazing song), the album is far from being good for just "a song or two". Like me, if you thought Winger was a much more talented band than they got credit for (especially Kip Winger), you definitely want to check this album out. It is definitely the best solo album from any lead singer of the EXCESS of 80s rock/glam bands. Give the clips a listen on here, and you will definitely realize what a tremendous album this was from Kip Winger (the first of TWO great works, with "Songs From The Ocean Floor" the other, by him). Definitely check the album out. Away from the lights and the glitz and the glam of MTV and arenas, Kip Winger did some of the best songwriting in a long while."
Kip should be cloned
Thomas McGuire | Austin, Texas | 11/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seriously, can you find a better combination of incredible vocals and intelligence coupled with musical vision in one guy? Sting comes close, certainly an equal compositionally, but he doesn't have Kip's tone or range. Sting also is largely unconstrained financially, so Kip has to do more with less backing. This fact alone contributes to the weird-factor of many of Sting's efforts...he can do whatever the hell he wants (it's not like Sting didn't write cheesy commercial stuff at times with The Police).
Winger as a band made some fun riff-rock, but was easily categorized, and then musically castrated for no apparent reason around 1991. What else was a band of musicians to do in 1987? They wrote to the record-buying public so they wouldn't have to wait tables all their lives. So what the fekk is wrong with that? If you were a musician and had busted your tail working your craft for more than 10 years, would you rather make a product that will sell or become an engineer, thus haulting all work on your art for many years (think Tom Schulz) to be a non-musician, at best, or far, far worse.
I see Kip for what he is, a guy who truly loved to write and record, and who did whatever he could to make that happen...and thank god for it.
This album shows this, and also proves that corporate music is on its way out the damn door, as it should be.
Thomas in Austin"