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.  

01. So Far So Good
02. All Good Things
03. Searchin'


bglobe313 said...

Those are some pretty high comparisons. Looking forward to checking it out.


bglobe313 said...

These songs are more straightforward rock than the more usual "genre" offerings on this site, and that's all right with me (to quote "Chevy Van").

I agree very much that "So Far So Good" should have been on a Yellow Pills comp or something like that and thrown a little attention on a worthy artist. That's the best of the bunch, but they all are good honest rock.

It will be interesting to see if the post brings you any more information.

Thanks for the hundredth time (approx.).