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Head Trip in Every Key
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Twenty years ago, Elvis Costello wanted to bite the hand that fed him; on Superdrag's second major-label album, frontman John Davis, a former Buzz Bin baby, bares his own teeth. The band rings hardest and truest on "Do the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Superdrag
Title: Head Trip in Every Key
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/24/1998
Release Date: 3/24/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596211420, 075596211444

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Twenty years ago, Elvis Costello wanted to bite the hand that fed him; on Superdrag's second major-label album, frontman John Davis, a former Buzz Bin baby, bares his own teeth. The band rings hardest and truest on "Do the Vampire," a Who-like yelp against backlash from radio and hometown fans, and "Bankrupt Vibration," which slaps the dead face of current "alternative" radio. A completely unpretentious leap forward from 1996's excellent Regretfully Yours, Head Trip in Every Key stands on the earlier album's hard-pop base while adding acoustic guitars, strings, horns, raga-rock elements, and echoes of everything from Odessey and Oracle, T. Rex, and Matthew Sweet to the first Boston album. --Rickey Wright

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CD Reviews

The Perfect Album
Michael Fondi | Norristown, PA USA | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Superdrag for the first and only time during their spring 1998 tour for "Headtrip In Every Key". To this day it remains a defining moment in my life. I was blown away by their performance and stage presence, to say the least. I bought this record shortly after seeing that show- I HAD to. I had no choice in the matter.

I'm a fan of classic rock and pop and am a sucker for a good melody and a catchy hook, but "Headtrip" is much more than that. Simply put, this album is astonishing in its production and depth. John Davis is bar-none the most talented musician out there today. His ability to craft songs and lyrics of such a high caliber is stunning, and on Superdrag's second record it shines all over! Never have the band sounded so tight and so damn good! In my opinion, the members of the band during this period were the quintessential core of what Superdrag was. There were several lineup changes following this album and the chemistry of the band was never quite the same afterwards.

Easily the best of Superdrag's work (followed by "Regretfully Yours") In all honesty, this just may be my all-time favorite record. The tunes are laced with emotion and vigor of an unparalled magnitude. This is truly an underrated classic and a goldmine of a find. I felt special listening to this for the first time, like I'd discovered a beautiful secret. Final analysis: PERFECT SONGS FOR A FLAWLESS ALBUM. It just doesn't get any better than this. God bless you, John Davis."
From the heavens above
01/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this album is the holy grail of all albums. it surpasses anything i've ever heard, and everything i will ever hear. and i laugh at the guy who says the lyrics are meaningless. you don't buy an album because people have the same problems like you. that's what rehab is for. this cd isn't rehab. it's ecstacy. rock on."
Utterly Amazing
J. P. Leenaarts | Nashville, TN USA | 03/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So what do you do when you've had a major hit single and the label wants you to release your second album? You spend their funds making your masterpiece. That's exactly what John Davis and company did for 'Head Trip...'. Production-wise, it's phenomenal. The songs are great, just classic. Although I've loved every Superdrag release, this album holds the throne as their shining moment. Incredible power-pop for any true fan."