Foxy Shazam - Introducing
Think Modest Mouse covering Queen and there you have it, Foxy Shazam. When I listened to the self-proclaimed “Evel Knievel of Rock N Roll,” second album Introducing, it really was not my bag. Then I listened to it again, and again, and again. Honestly by the third spin I started to dig it.
There is not really anything jaw dropping or special about this album but it does go down rather smoothly. Vocalist Eric Nally actually does sound similar to Freddy Mercury at some points of this album. The second track on Introducing, The Rocketeer, is honestly pretty damn good. It has energy and is a really impressive showing of what Foxy Shazam is capable of. A Dangerous Man, the following song is really not impressive. It is over done and really not delivered well. I really did end up digging this album. There are not to many weak songs but, at the same time there are not any really shining bright spots either. Frankly, anyone that wants to think they are listening to a Queen B-sides album will get into this pretty hard. Otherwise, Introducing is a nice try with a lot of effort and it is definitely not bad but, it is most surely not great.
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on 2008-03-17 DeathEyesForKiley Said:
To each his own. I just felt like they were trying much to hard.
on 2008-03-08 digitalbath Said:
I just downloaded this album today and thought it was pretty good. It's like insane vocals/drums followed by completely clean piano. Each song also has a swing feel to it (usually because the time signature is 6/8 for most of them) which makes it seem even more crazy. Swingy songs are typically a bit more downtempo and relaxed.
on 2008-03-08 DeathEyesForKiley Said:
Yeah I really do not like them.
on 2008-03-08 blackxdan Said:
I've heard so much about this band. I'm seeing them in May, I suppose I should check them out.