Kelly's Heels – Blunt Cut

Warmfuzz

Title

Format: CD
Label: Warmfuzz
Catalogue
Country: UK
Year: 1999

Condition: New 

01. Someone, Somewhere
02. Feeling Nothing
03. She Knows
04. How Much Worse?
05. Waiting For A Sign
06. Can You Count The Stars?
07. Surely
08. Everything I've Done
09. Never The Same
10. The Easy Way
11. Invisible Me
12. You Don't Know Her

Bob Kelly's basic mission is to squeeze as much as possible into the 2,5 minute audio-space ..... and he does it wonderfuly, sticking his heels deep into the traces of mid-sixteez pop legacy.

As for some moderndaze refferences, his understanding of the song structure is not unlike the one of Mark Bacino, another pop troubadur, an ocean away, resulting with non-stop-hooks that makes you hit the repeat button again and again.

One thing is for sure, there's no way Bob will leave a sound channel unused, cuz there's always something left in his bag of studio-trickery. Two of the most usual aspects of his songs are gorgeous melodies and super-catchy choruses which is evident right from the start.

The opener Someone Somewhere proves that it's a fine line between the contemporary power-pop and it's earliest “Holly” origins, with Noel steppin' in for a guitar solo (hypotheticaly, of course) and, similiarly, Everything I've Done represents the contemporary variation on a So Sad About Us-riff. She Knows shows that he knows the Tilbrook songbook very well, and the same goes for Waiting For A Sign too, which, almost unnoticably, flows into the harmonic-kaleidoscope Can You Count The Stars, comprehending everything you ever loved about pop music.

How Much Worse is an almost classic Merseybeat tune, sounding like one of those that John and Paul wrote for the other Liverpudlians, but this one seems to be lost somewhere in the vaults, until Bob Kelly unearthed it.

And just to make the circle full, there's even a countrified Elvis impersonation called Surely making Blunt Cut an ultimate all-round pop experience.

GORAN OBRADOVIC
/ POPISM


Collections: 1990s, CD, English Artists

Category: Album, CD, New

Type: CD (Jewel Case)


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