Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Everybody's Normal But Me
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Stuttering John Melendez is best known for his below-the-belt celebrity-interview attacks on The Howard Stern Show. But has the King of All Media now spawned the Prince of All Metal? A hard-rock CD fraught with references ... more »
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Stuttering John Melendez is best known for his below-the-belt celebrity-interview attacks on The Howard Stern Show. But has the King of All Media now spawned the Prince of All Metal? A hard-rock CD fraught with references to obsessive-compulsive disorder, Stuttering John's musical offering is better than one might think. Guitar-heavy, with metallic riffs and tempo changes, this album has all the elements required to be a favorite among Stern enthusiasts and '80s heavy-metal throwbacks. If you're looking for pithy Stern references, forget it; Stuttering John focuses on his own experiences and peccadilloes, jumping from heavy rockers (the title track, "No Religion") to anthemic ballads ("I Don't Want to Grow Old") to hip-hop ("Cabbies Don't Go to Harlem," with guest rapper Omar Sharif). --Lesley Holdom
Color me impressed.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Stuttering John is God's instrument. Who else do we have to kick all those self-important celebrities off their undeserved pedestals? I love him for that, so I decided to pick up his album and give a listen after I heard a few cuts on the Stern show. A good little CD. Won't rock the world, but John is talented. Give him a chance and you'll find yourself putting this one in heavy rotation in your CD carousel."
A surprizingly good first effort, needs some growth
(3 out of 5 stars)
"this first effort by the Howard Stern punching bag graduate is pretty solid. His voice is not bad, but not often memorable, but he does modify it with interest, especially on "Pretty Girl", where his voice gives the song its hook. The insturment work is competent and borderline alternative. But, it sounds "high school bandish" at times, though a very good high school band. If this cd is a success, i expect more refinement in the future."