Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Didn't Ever Hasn't Since
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
One of the best releases of 1999.
Geoff Peddicord | 08/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seattle singer-songwriter Marc Olsen is, quite simply, a collection of the most beautiful songs I have heard in a long time. Compelling, whispery vocals wrap themselves around intelligent lyrics while meandering through dynamic and fluid guitar arrangements. I can't decide whether the sounds he makes with his voice or with his guitar are more beautiful. Suffice it to say, its a pleasure to hear them at work together. There are plenty of beautiful slow songs on Didn't Ever...Hasn't Since but a few of them definitely rock with a reserved intensity that eventually bursts at the seams. Didn't Ever....Hasn't Since is an intimate and intricate album that has the potential to propel Olsen into the national limelight. Who knows how that fickle business called the music industry works. If it worked like it should, Marc Olsen would become a superstar."
Hometown Boy Does Good!
Geoff Peddicord | Missoula, Montana | 05/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up with Marc in Yakima, Wa. and I can remember listening to him next door as he started learning the guitar. As my band would take a break from practicing, we would step outside and listen as he would find his way through Smoke on the Water. Well, it was not very long before my band mates and I would spend more time listening to Marc than practicing our own material. As time went by, Marc moved to Seattle and we would see each other on occasions. I have always kept track of Marc's projects such as Sage, Sky Cries Mary and his exciting solo career. When I first heard Didn't Ever... I was absolutely shocked and amazed at the new music he has created. His guitar work is haunting and beautiful and his voice and lyrics are simply some of the best I have heard in a long time. Marc's passion for his art and music far exceeds the desires to bow down to a major label and for this I applaud him. Where he is today as a musician and song-writer is leaps and bounds from the early days of Smoke on the Water. If you like Pete Drodge, Jeff Buckley or Neil Young, I highly recommend Didn't Ever...Hasn't Since."