Parthenon fans, be aware....
Mactavish | 12/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is not a new Parthenon Huxley CD, but older music, 1988 - 1993 recordings. There are a few stripped down gems, but like much of his first album it's way over-produced. Big drums, synths, fake horns and Rusty Anderson's Van Halen showboating do not enhance a songwriter in the Lennon, Harrison, Petty, Bowie tradition. It just distracts from his phenomenal voice and strong lyrics.
Seek out his no-budget albums like "Deluxe" and "Purgatory Falls". His trio, P. Hux, in the mid-90's was phenomenal live. I wished they'd taped those shows and released them instead. His own excellent guitar playing is more suitable to his songwriter style than Rusty (who has toned down the flashy playing with McCartney to great effect). Parthenon is one of the great unknown songwriters of the last 20 years and he deserves support and respect, but 80's production has aged worse than any other decade of rock music production."
Mile High Fantastic!
S. Wise | Potomac, MD United States | 08/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is loaded with truly wonderful lyrics. Add to that a variety of catchy rock/pop rhythms and superb instrumentation and you get an absolute winner! Be aware: you may become a total Parthenon Huxley fan."
Record of the year, so far!
Benjamin J. Neiman | Phila., Pa. United States | 06/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, this is just an awesome pop cd! Fantastic songs, well sung, great harmonies, stellar musicianship. "Bazooka Joe" (recently covered by Jeffrey Foskett on his marvelous 12x12 cd) is worth the price of the cd alone, but every cut is killer, no filler. I love the moody title song ("Mile High Fan"), which boasts a great lyric and a fantastic tasteful shred guitar solo by ace McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson, who plays great guitar throughout this disk. If you are into bands like Beach Boys, Wondermints, Todd Rundgren and that ilk, you really can't go wrong with this cd. Great,great stuff!"