Wooden Hez, Children’s Parade


Band Members: Dave Pitone – Vocals, Guitar, and Alan Lee – Bass. Other Co-conspirators: Sam Shemin — Drums, Aviv Roziner — Drums, Chris Welty — Drums, Mark Pilli – Guitar.

Meet Wooden Hez — https://www.facebook.com/WoodenHEZ

I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the band or artists has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track “Take Them There” sets the stage rather well for this CD. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with a powerful Punk Rock, guitar driven texture with songs that at times can bite you and hit you hard with serious melodic staying power. Music will remind you of Live, The Byrds, The Minus 5, to Pearl Jam. Their bio describes it best: The project that eventually became Wooden HEZ started in April 2012 with Dave Pitone playing acoustic originals at the Philadelphia bad Lickety Split By early 2011 Dave started jamming with a couple of local musicians. They worked on adapting his gentile acoustics into edgy band arrangements. After a few pretty OK attempts some open mics, they played their first gig. Wooden HEZ represents a fresh new voice in modern punk and present a strong message that’s aggressive, upbeat and highly melodic.   “Children’s Parade” presents a very loud, youthful and at times even in your face sound.   Each piece is real, not so overly- corporate sounding and very defiant in nature.

Unfortunately Wooden HEZ has a sound quality that reminds you of CD’s released in the early 80’s — a bit dated and somewhat sloppy all around with the engineering. Some songs sound OK others need serious work. Wooden HEZ will   also remind me of a variety of bands from the 80’s in the hey day of the Punk Rock movement like REM and Talking Heads   If there was one word I would use to describe Wooden Hez it would be energetic.   This CD will simply make you feel more upbeat and positive and is a real jolt to the senses.

Official URL — http://www.woodenhez.com/

Written by Mindy McCall edited by Drew Blackwell
Review comments: indiemindymccall@gmail.com

Overall Rating: 2/5

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