Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Holds a treasured spot in my collection...
Whitey D | Wilmington, DE | 08/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Satchel is a conglomeration of all the best things in music, crammed into one brilliant project that has a life of it's own. The songs go from hard rocking psychedelia (Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Equilibrium) to reserved, emotional piano ballads (Trouble Come Down, Suffering). This CD has a whole feel to it, just a bunch of guys getting together and rocking out without limitations or expectations. The notebook has a segment on why weed should be legalized, and you can see that some of the band were on the wacky weed when they made some of the songs on this CD like the hauntingly beautiful Hollywood. Willow is another highlight, it's a meloncholy spacey guitar song, something Satchel never came back to on The Family, which is a much more piano infused record. At this point I should say I'm a big fan of Shawn Smith, his solo work, Brad, and Pigeonhed. The best experience on this album rightfully comes at the end with the start of The Roof Almighty, this track only last for under 2 minutes or so and leaves you wanting more, but then you get nailed with Suffering, which is the best song Shawn Smith has ever been involved in, one of my top five favorite songs easily (coming from a guy with almost 400 cds, that means something). I can say nothing else but get this one, it's the perfect record to play on a rainy day, or when you need some time to think. You will not regret making the journey into EDC. Thanks for reading...."
Stunningly full of emotion
Whitey D | 01/30/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From the first instant, I became a fan, This is no ordinary band. Not grunge, I would call it Jazz infused rock with lots of soul. Shawns voice haunts and touches the listener in ways other artists only dream of . They only get better too, I own all of thier albums ( including the Brad albums too) and eagerly await more."
Whitey D | 07/18/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"satchel seemed deeply swayed by the current state of the seattle grunge scene when they recorded this. here's a band with great sensual soul driven music caught in the unavoidable hype of post nirvana grunge. sadly, they gave into the grunge a little on this album and the result was something forced and unnatural. Fortunately, they took their strongest, most distinctive song on EDC (Suffering) and built off it on their follow up, THE FAMILY. THE FAMILY is a far more defined album and captures a better look at what Satchel has to offer."