Marty Balin: Better Generation
deborah l ruggles | sykesville, md United States | 06/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To anyone who has ever gone to see but especially hear Marty Balin perform with Jefferson Starship and thought to themselves "That man can sing anything" wait no longer to take a listen to this CD, even if you have to look high and low to find it. How rare to encounter an instrument as dynamic as Marty's, with a range beyond imagination, you will find rock, ballads, and even country tunes on Better Generation. This CD is also noteable in that Kerry Kearney plays lead and bass guitar, and if you are unfamiliar with Kerry it is high time you got to know him, check out his website and hear what he's been up to since Better Generation. Let It Live!"
Spence | Virginia Beach, VA United States | 03/03/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Marty Balin's emergence as a soloist (like Miracles, With Your Love, Runaway, etc.) and his first solo LP (Hearts, Atlanta Lady)...
...but this one doesn't sound anything like that. I bought it and was disappointed not to find ONE song I even halfway liked.
Overproduced, too rock-oriented... perhaps likable to his earlier hippy days.
I gave it a shot, but donated this one to my local thrift store."