Over the years we’ve seen pop and rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish & highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” & I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins, & Nikelback” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference, but not everyone is amused. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something passionate, something that’s pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t sound like Nikelback, Daughtry or Lifehouse.
So across my desk slides the new CD by New York’s own Paul Collica featuring the multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer Paul Collica. entitled “It’s Not Me…It’s You.” What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a nice easy flowing record that delivers a solid rock feel. Wade reminds me of Rob Thomas, with maybe a hint of modern Todd Rundgren, Seven Mary Three and Nine Days. You will also hear a side of Power Pop, and even rock. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this CD. My favorite track is probably a toss up between the opener “Medicate Me” and Track 2: “Fast Forward. CD is available on CD BABY and can be downloaded on I — Tunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-not-me-its-you/id431973013?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
My only criticism — The overall CD is a bit repetitive sounding track to track . I can’t really tell the first track from the last. Also more pics of the artists would be nice. Having said the CD cover art is nothing more than a wasted opportunity.
“It’s Not Me…It’s you” by Paul Collica is clearly a solid release with many feel good rock grooves with a pleasant rock driven guitar sound that is a pleasure to listen to. It’s a record that gives us a fresh glimpse at an amazing artist &from New York and takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well Nikelback.
By: Kevin Huber
Edited by Cyrus Rhodes