Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Jet Smooth Ride
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Buy it, but don't lend it to anyone -- they won't return it
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i had seen the ominous seapods play a couple of times live before i purchased Jet Smooth Ride, and was instantly impressed with the power, presence and talent. Of all the top jam-based rock bands out today, including Phish and Dave Mathews, the Ominous Seapods are the best when they are on the stage. for this reason, i did not expect too much from a studio album. was i ever wrong. Jet Smooth Ride blew my mind. the CD remained in my CD player on repeat for days. Since then, i have lent it to 4 different friends, and I have had to fight them to return it after a month. through the disc, elements of great bands such as the allman bros, the grateful dead, and the who could be found. much like there shows, the album proved to be original, moving, and powerful. if this is what they can produce in the studio, i can't wait for there live album due this week."
BRILLIANT AND AHEAD OF IT"S TIME..........................
Kenneth Elsbree | Eugene, OR | 01/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Seapod's final studio album with original guitarist/lyricist Max Verna is an instant classic full of simple yet elegant tender ballads and deep jams intertwining all the way, keeping the listener captivated for the duration of the "Ride". Verna's genius is highlighted on "Some Days" and "Theme for the Enlightened Rogue", some of his finest contributions ever in the Seapods legacy. Rhythm guitarist/lyricist Dana "Monty Roberts" Monteith is at his most rockingest and poetic as ever, his tales of cigarettes, alien encounters and all around Gobi life experience contributing to the title track here, as well as the poppy and oh so catchy "Sad, Sad Corner". Bass wunderkind Tom Pirozzi even gets in on the action here, giving us "Branch's House", another cleverly written tune that rocks easily on the ears. Underrated keyboardist Brian "Dark Horse" Mangini and drummer Ted Marotta really show their chops throughout, providing a stellar backbone while hugging it all in at once. Whether your a fan of live jam music or just American rock, you can't go wrong with Jet Smooth Ride. Finest studio work of the Seapods, and should be up there with any Wilco or Radiohead album as one of the best of the"
Dean Harris | Las Vegas, NV | 10/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't find a track I don't like on this album. The Ominous Seapods were musical genius in the flesh and although it's NOTHING like seeing this jam band live in concert, this is a great album. No reason that they shouldn't have been there right alongside Phish as one of the best jam bands. Put it this way, if you like Phish, you'll love the Ominous Seapods.