Album – Anymore – Sonny Combs and Kitty Kat Rodeo

Posted by admin on June 1st, 2006

What ever you say about this album, you have to be quick as not only is this a 7 track album, there’s also not a song on there that’s longer than 3 and a half minutes. Now that would scream to me “Rip Off”, if the seven tracks weren’t as good as they are.

There’s a really interesting mix of influences on this album, many of them rooted in the power pop days of the 70’s and 80’s, with a hint of jazz. Oh come back, no need to run for the hills, this is actually pretty good, no matter how you wrap it up. I’d say the only weak point on the album is some of the brass accompaniment which was a little weak for my liking. Not that it was bad, just I didn’t feel it fused with the rest of the album.

I mentioned there was a diverse range of influences on the album from Santana to the Byrds and even the Beatles, but you’d probably think I was off my tree if I told you the lead singer, who I assume is Sonny, has a voice that can’t help but remind me of his majesticness Ozzy Osbourne. No not the bat biting side of Ozzy, but the softer more mellow side. Maybe I’m just off my rocker, but I just can’t shake that image.

I’d love to hear a more complete (read longer) work, but there’s still an awful lot to like here. My favorite track on the album would have to be “Like a Fool”, which has that great laid back saxophone, which you can imagine filling the air as you take a late night drive along the coast, with the windows open.

Conclusion : Yes a little on the short side, but a great sound and some excellent guitar work.

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