20 songs for essentially nothing
S. L. Halper | Saginaw, MI USA | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Come on, look at that price tag. He's practically giving you this CD - so why don't you have a copy yet? If you're reading this, clearly you're at least curious.
Anyway, for those who don't know Adam, he's a great guy and a great musician. This is definitely a good place to start if you want to know what Cockeyed Ghost or Adam's solo stuff sounds like. I'm not going to lie and say that all of my favorite songs are here because I like too many of his songs for them all to fit on one disc. But there's enough here to make me glad I grabbed a copy, including re-recorded versions of past favorites and even the unreleased song Neverest, which is one of those title tracks that didn't make it on the album it's named after for whatever reason.
I've read all the lofty comparisons to Elton John, Beach Boys, and Ben Folds, and I must admit I don't think Adam sounds like any of them. I think he sounds like Adam Marsland, and that's a great thing. His music is such that the songs on the Cockeyed Ghost albums are the only ones that satisfy my ears when I'm in a certain mood. With Ben Folds, I can listen to a variety of other singers and get about the same satisfaction, but this stuff is all by itself for me. And it's catchy as hell, if that matters to you."
Adam and his Chaos Band never cease to amaze!
Diggy-Kat | Santa Clarita,CA | 04/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Good Side: sharp insightful and witty songwriting; great musicianship and sound; includes lyrics to all 20 songs and pictures throughout the 10+ years this compilation focuses on, which includes not only Cockeyed Ghost songs, but 5 new versions of older songs, 1 remix of a song, 1 live song, a few songs from Adam Marsland's solo album and a previously unreleased song.
Bad Side: only contains one song from their "Neverest" Cd
Standout Tracks: My Kickass Life; Other Than Me; Ludlow 6:18; The Foghorn; Karma Frog; The Fates Cry Foul; Big Big Yeah; Halo Boy."