I get a sick confusion headache trying to figure out who's right. power pop * punk * emo * indie rock * shoegazer
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ken Woll - tape (1993)
By and large, all the pertinent info I have regarding Ken Woll is confined to the sleeve of this demo cassette. Judging by the provided phone number Mr Woll honed his power pop chops somewhere within the corridors of Long Island, and doesn't appear to have any other releases to his credit. Taking a linear approach a la such noted songsmiths as Marshall Crenshaw, Kyle Vincent, and Nik Kershaw, Woll sounds as groomed for the FM radio sweepstakes as any of the aforementioned. In a perfect world "So Far So Good" would have made the rounds on one of the Yellow Pills compilations. My only complaint here regards the concluding "Searchin'" a drum-machine enhanced ballad that struck me as a little too pedestrian for my hep palette. Enjoy, and if the man in question is reading this, feel free to give me a shout out.