Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
#1 in a better dimension
(5 out of 5 stars)
"... It's a lovable stew of glam, metal, brit modpop, horns, fluffy lyrics, and sublime lyrics. This disc is a testimony to originality wedded to craftsmanship. ...Sadly, this one is out-of-print but I urge you to purchase it used via the Amazon marketplace or Zshops. You will not be disappointed."
Over the top and into the pop
There is no truth, only human opini | 09/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From the ruins of the early '90's "little band that couldn't" power flannel trash trio, Astronaut comes the more refined zoot suit spangled duo, Vaganza. David Longworth Wallingford and Quigley (also formerly of Skunk) put forth an ambitious debut effort that musically calls to mind the out of the closet majesty of Queen, the pop glucose soup of the Raspberries, the snazzy slither of T. Rex, and the bold psuedo-sexy sass of early Roxy Music. They are rock stars who have just forgotten to let the world know about it. They are VH-1 Legends in their own lunchtime. Because after all, no matter who you are, everything looks good in mink. Wallingford's "Everyday", "Mommy's Playing Away" and "Too Darn Good" display a keen ear for the sweet candy of the pop hook while Quigley's "She's Crazy", "Wedding Day" and "Rosa Maria" explores the post-diabetic after effect of that sweetness. Ambitious, dramatic and most of all, fun, this record should be listened to with fan club memberships pre-assigned."
Music from another mood and another world!!
There is no truth, only human opini | West coast reactionary central, (boo! hiss!) | 07/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Suffice to say I first bought this little gem for $4 at a Navy Exchange back when there were so many groups falling through the cracks that cut-outs were always the best place to find hidden gems, if what you found was a dud, at least you were not out $10 or more for a full price CD.
I can't add much to the other earlier reviews as I agree with the Queen reference as well as the glam connections, I can only assume that the cover threw off a lot of would be buyers as it gives the first impression that inside is something that might appeal to shopaholic glamor queens and not the kind your grandparents idolized during the 30's & 40's.
If you can get past the cover, you'll be pleasantly surprised, the artists are definitely in love with the torch singer era of music as well as some early 70's glam hyped up on roids fer sure!
Either you'll love it or be confused by it, the complex arrangements will leave your mind spinning if you're not fully aware of the contents.
I enjoy it often as possible but my wife really likes this one song because it reminds her of her dead sister, (strange or romantic eh?)
Her song is Rosa Maria.
I'm done with my soapbox, if you skip this one perhaps your life will turn out the same, but a little less happier, just my opinion, eh?"