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Forever Hasn't Happened Yet
John Doe
Forever Hasn't Happened Yet
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Though punk rock rarely emphasizes a vocalist's emotional range and subtlety, John Doe distinguished himself during the glory days of X as arguably the finest singer that punk has ever spawned. His latest solo release give...  more »

     
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All Artists: John Doe
Title: Forever Hasn't Happened Yet
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Yep Roc Records
Release Date: 3/22/2005
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Singer-Songwriters, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 634457209220

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Though punk rock rarely emphasizes a vocalist's emotional range and subtlety, John Doe distinguished himself during the glory days of X as arguably the finest singer that punk has ever spawned. His latest solo release gives him more room to stretch, showcasing a vocal expanse that is equal parts romantic hope, world-weary resignation, and hard-boiled desperation--sometimes all at once, as on "Mama Don't" (sung with his 16-year-old daughter Veronica Jane). While rarely sounding generic or nostalgic, the music draws from the same blues and country roadhouse roots that X did (and its side project, the Knitters, did even more). The acoustic "Worried Brow" and "Twin Brother" (in harmony with Grant Lee Phillips) spotlight Doe's voice at its most supple. X fans will find that band's spirit renewed in the propulsive "Heartless," powered by Dave Alvin's guitar; the narcotic rush of "Ready" (a cautionary tale); and the songwriting collaboration with former bandmate and wife Exene Cervenka "Hwy 5," with Neko Case serving as Doe's female vocal foil. "There's doom in my heart and blood in your eyes," sings Doe in "The Losing Kind," the noirish opener. His music may have gotten softer, but John Doe hasn't. --Don McLeese

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This album lives in my head all day long
J. Lombardi | Chicagoland USA | 06/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I haven't played an album this much since the early Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Pretenders and Van Morrison albums. I highly urge you to give this a spin. It is haunting, moving and rocking you throughout. I heard an interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air when all of a sudden she played a track. I cranked up the radio and never took a breath for the rest of the show. I swear I went and bought it that day and have been playing it sometimes twice daily since! I am not a teenager anymore but this habit forming record makes me feel like one with regard to the amount of spin time!"
Thanks, John Doe
Andrew E. Wojcik | Hockessin,Delaware | 04/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Once again John Doe comes up with a Great cd . This one sounds like something that was recorded back on Robert Johnson front porch. I just went to see John and his great band called the Nick Luca Trio( Going Places for Sure ) at the new WXPN Live at the World Cafe stage in Philadelphia. What a show WOW!!! Then everyone hade a chance to hang out with John & his band. It was fun . Rumor has it the KNITTERS are all getting together for a new C.D. and a tour this Summer. If John Doe is playing in your area, just go. I promise you will not be disappointed. Andy Wojcik, Hockessin ,Delaware"
Great CD.
Seth R. Clark | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While I was, and continue to be, a big fan of the LA punk scene during the late seventies and early eighties, John Doe stands out as a real musical and lyrical talent among so many others that were simply able to "strike a chord" among the angry youth audience. John Doe has written a thoughtful retrospect that has elements of rock, punk, folk, and country. Rarely is an album released where I am able to enjoy more than one or two songs. This album is chocked full of great tracks."