Nothing Outstanding Here| Posted January 29, 2008
This was an album that had to grow on me and it certainly has not stood the test of time. It was ok back then, and not so great today. Here was my initial reaction from "back in the day."
At first I was disappointed as the project never quite reached the pace I expected. So, without the preconceived notions, I listened again, and discovered the power and depth by Barry Blaze and company. Instead of working hard to pack energy through the pace of the tunes, they pack the energy into the feel of the funky grooves. Part of the change can probably be attributed to working with a producer for the first time. When I say change, I mean, this is their sophomore project. Their first was poor and no one really heard about it. My favorite song on the album is a grooving rendition of Larry Norman's "Nothing Really Changes." This album, although becoming very dated, is a fun one to listen to every once in awhile, but unless you are dying for CD choices, pass this one up.