Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Time Stand Still
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Worth The Wait!!
Frank Jacquindo | Philadelphia, PA. | 02/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, a confession. I have followed The Hooters for over 25 years. I have seen them perform dozens of times in every venue from small clubs to theaters to arenas to stadiums [Live Aid 1985] and even casinos. So when I got my hands on a copy of the CD at one of their shows here in Philadelphia back in November, it was as if Christmas came a month early.
If you listen to popular music, you have heard the work of Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian [Cyndi Lauper...Joan Osbourne...and yes...The Scorpions among others.] But with the band, they really shine. After something like 14 years, The Hooters have released an album as good as anything they have ever done. You won't find any arena rockers or power ballads here. Simply a wonderful collection of songs by a wonderful, and distinctive group of musicians."
Zig Zag Deliver Me To You.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 02/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a biased Hooters fan. I've been listening to them for 22 years now, and I not only own "Amore", "Nervous Night", "One Way Home", "Zig Zag" and "Out Of Body", but I also own their imprint on Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual", Patty Smyth's "Never Enough", Johnny Clegg & Savuka's "Heat, Dust & Dreams" and Joan Osborne's "Relish". I also have their side project Largo.
That said, I could not have been more pleased and excited last year to know that The Hooters were releasing their first new recording in 14 years. Expectations were high, and for the most part, The Hooters have succeeded. Many of the tracks are observations on life and growing up such as "I'm Alive", "Time Stand Still", "Until I Find You Again", "Ordinary Lives" and "White Jeans". I have to be honest, though, I don't think The Hooters are going to have a hit from "Time Stand Still". That's not to say that there are not any catchy tracks--there are. "I'm Alive" and "Time Stand Still" would be my first two picks as singles, followed by "Until I Find You Again".
I am a huge Don Henley fan, and "The Boys Of Summer" is one of my all time favorite songs, so I was relatively pleased with The Hooters' version. They changed up the tempo and used organic instruments, but it works quite well.
I think the weakest track is "Where The Wind May Blow" which almost sounded like Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper". Also, "Free Again" was overly long, and I felt it's length was unnecessary.
"Morning Buzz" would be my fourth choice for a single and "Until You Dare" was decent. "Time Stand Still" as a whole works well even though I could argue that it's not there best work (or their catchiest). No, I reserve their best work for "Nervous Night", "One Way Home" and "Zig Zag", their first three albums were excellent. "Out Of Body" was okay, and "Time Stand Still" might be slightly better.
Four stars (which is great considering how long it's been since "Out Of Body") because it's good, but not great, and it doesn't surpass their first three albums, but the band aims high. My feeling is this: The Hooters are back, they should keep the momentum going and release another album next year. I feel they have the power to be in the spotlight again, and "Time Stand Still" surely shows promise."
A Better Kind of Reunion
Cole Lauber | Frederick, MD | 02/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the past year or so, we have seen many reunions of bands from the 1980's and 1990's. I was estatic when Duran Duran reunited, but was a bit disappointed by their over-produced album and Andy Taylor's departure. I was in euphoria when the Police reunited, but fell into a deep blue funk when they produced no new material and a ticket to one of their concerts cost more than some people make in a week. I spent a day hanging with Crowded House in 1988, so I practically fainted when they reunited last year. I sobbed when I heard their new album because it had none of the energy, melody, and inspiration of their former albums. Other bands, like Tears and Fears, returned, stank, and disappeared again.
So you'll have to pardon me for not expecting much from a new Hooters album. I also braced myself for nausea, because their previous album from 14 years ago was a colossal disappointment. But, I gave these guys a chance again, because they are still one of the best live bands I've come across.
So how was their new album? It's simply their best since their debut album "Nervous Night". The best songs on this album stand up to or surpass anything they've done in the past. They are great musicians, especially Eric Bazilian, (how many instruments can this guy play?) So if you liked them in 1980's, especially those of you from their home state of Pennsylvania, you will love their triumphant return. Their new material sounds fresh and inspired while holding true to their unique sound. Now let's hope that the upcoming BoDean's album, (due in March), can be just as impressive.