Jimmer Podrasky known for his work with the 80’s L.A. based band Rave-Ups is here after two decades with his debut CD, The Would-Be Plans.
His efforts do not disappoint bringing all the same energy and clarity as his rock roots band did back in the day. He is a slice of life type writer that puts you right in the moment with clear concise direction. He has high energy melodies and somber lyrics that drives his convictions straight to your soul with a clever sense of humor to keep it light hearted but heart felt. It is a moment to reminisce and a time to rejoice that he is pumping out his music with the same laid back ferocity as ever.
Jimmer’s style is nothing short of genuine rock n roll with a touch of class. He cranks it up with the first track, The Far Left Side of You and the party continues with, Empty; two extremely catchy ditties that pours positivity into a time when we need it the most.
One up tempo song after another causing incontrollable joy. He then lays it out on the line with, Molotov Moon, one of my personal favorites. Then he poetically gives us a beautiful and emotionally filled painting in, Just What You don’t. There is a melodic mix of guitar and harmonica that makes you happy to be alive and even happier that your listening to Jimmer.
Being a child of the 80’s myself, I learned what fun music was, when I listened to the Rave-Ups and it has been an endless pleasure listening to Jimmer’s solo debut, The Would-Be Plans. It is one of those CD’s that once you hear it you can’t listen to anything else until he gets a new CD out into the world again. I have and always will be a HUGE fan. If you have not had the pleasure, what are you waiting for, best way to experience good music is to experience it through Jimmer’s eyes.
I rate this 5 out of 5
Rebecca Hosking – firstname.lastname@example.org