"Lyrically deeper and more musically complex than their first two albums, Brother Cane shows their talent on this record. I admit, I don't care for this album as much as the first two. It's great, but a bit too much of a departure from their earlier work. Stand-out tracks are "I Lie in the Bed I Make", "Wishpool", and "I Look for Something More". While good, their are a few songs that just seem to rub me the wrong way, "The Crow Flies" and especially "Come Alive Again". They redeem themselves with the last four cuts on the album, however, perhaps the four most well-crafted songs they ever wrote. This is still one of the best rock albums around, but it just doesn't hit you with the same power the their first two records."
NEO-CS- | www.cybersoldiers.us | 06/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Damon Johnson is an excellent singer and his band mates are just as good. Wishpool is an obvious showcase of their talent. I did not feel that this CD was as strong of a release as Seeds. There isn't a track that stands out like "And Fools Shine On" or "Got No Shame" from their debut release. That doesn't make this a bad CD though. The music is above and beyond most of those Rock CD's that you hear these days. My personal favorite is "I Lie in the Bed I make", but there isn't a bad cut on the whole CD. For Brother Cane fans, this is a must own. For all others...you owe it to yourself to check this CD out."
"I Surrender" to Wishpool
Doug Leshner | Turkey | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best rock I've heard in years! After listening repeatedly to this CD, I quickly got hold of "Seeds" and their debut. All 3 are great. But let's get back to Wishpool. The CD opens with the title track, a grab-you-by-the-throat rocker, and ends with "Human After All" , a killer rock ballad. The CD is filled with great songs. Machete, The Crow Flies, and Come Alive Again show Brother Cane's power. The best song, for me, is "I Surrender", great vocals, great guitar work. You may hear some influence: Aerosmith comes to mind on occasion, which is actually quite fitting, since this album "Rocks". I owe a debt of gratitiude to a friend who answered my "who's Brother Cane" remark by lending me "Wishpool". I heard the band may be on some sort of hiatus. As rock and rock fans, let's hope not. Great CD !"
It's A Shame!
Kevin Jenne | Glencoe, AL United States | 05/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Damon Johnson & crew: more talent in one note than any lame alternative band. It's a shame the record label didn't promote this band and its potential. This album is where music should be going. Too bad kids today don't have a skilled musician like Bro. Cane's Johnson for inspiration. Guess there was no "gimmick", just good music. For those of you with a true taste for rock and roll, pick this (or any B. Cane) album up and call Virgin records and tell them how you feel!"
Don't believe the radio!
skulliest | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 02/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, if you had any doubts about Damon Johnson's songwriting abilities before hearing this CD, I'm sure they've been dispelled afterwards. Brother Cane smokes on this CD! I heard "I Lie In The Bed I Make" on the radio and I picked up the CD immediately. There are so many strong songs on here, that I was unsure why they picked the songs they did to be singles (other than "I Lie In The Bed I Make"). I really enjoyed "I Surrender", "Lead My Follow" and a song that just about didn't make the final cut for Wishpool, "Human After All". I'm really glad they included it though. Some very powerful music in the last 3 songs of this disc. In my opinion, they picked some of the weakest songs on the CD (as weak as they possibly could be) for radio play. This says a lot about the jugheads that run the record companies and radio stations, but that is a rant in itself."Where Was I To Know", "Machete" and "Mirrorball" are more of my favorites. Some kick ass rock and roll being served up.All in all, buy this CD. And see Brother Cane live. You won't regret either choice."