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|Richard X Heyman|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Long awaited 2nd album from multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter who Rolling Stone called 'an undiscovered treasure'. His inflences range from Elvis Costello and Tom Petty to the Byrds. 14 tracks of power-pop and jangl... more »
Long awaited 2nd album from multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter who Rolling Stone called 'an undiscovered treasure'. His inflences range from Elvis Costello and Tom Petty to the Byrds. 14 tracks of power-pop and jangly guitar rock.1998 release. Stand
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very few musicians live up to the claim that they are "undiscovered geniuses". I think RXH comes pretty darn close. There are at least five or six songs on this album that I will probably listen to for the rest of my life: Cornerstone, All I Have, If We Should Ever Meet Again, From This Day Forever, Ask Anyone Who's Tried, and When It Was Our Time. It takes a real "greatness of soul" to write songs like these--few artists can touch this place very often, if ever. The rest of the album is pretty great, too."
Eric Collins | Fairlawn, OH United States | 09/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Permanent Press Label has brought us some great pop/rock over the last several years, and this CD stands out as the best of a fine catalogue. As you may have read elsewhere, Richard X. (yo, Richard, what's with that "X," anyway??) Heyman is a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist who now has several CD's to his credit. He has an uncanny knack for beginning a song with a simple riff or chord progression and then building it into a thing of power and beauty. His voice is more reminiscent of Dylan or Knopfler than the usual "powerpop" icons, and I'm not sure powerpop is really the best description of what he does, but the guy is very talented no matter what label you put on his music. "Cornerstone" ups the ante from the also-excellent "Hey Man" by uniting the tracks in a sort of "song cycle" about returning to his boyhood home town and reflecting on those formative years and their impact on his adult life. Any thoughtful listener can relate. There's no need to single out tracks, because they're all excellent. Easily my CD Of The Year for 1998."