Thursday, April 26, 2007

US Album Review

No you don’t have to listen to Rosie O’Donnell screech for the album’s running time to answer perhaps your first mental question. The View is not the American TV show but a band from Dundee, Scotland. They started off as supporting group for other bands and now are branching out on their own.

As to your other perhaps question, a busker is a Brit term for street musicians that set up an impromptu shop and play for donations (I’d never heard of it either). So hats off to ‘em whatever they be.

The band consists of Kyle Falconer (guitars, lead vocals), Kieren Webster (bass), Pete Reilly (guitar), and Steven Morrison (drums). The album entered the UK charts at number one and they hope to replicate that success with their US release.
“Superstar Tradesman” is a good song with a great beat. Their hit single (#3 on the UK charts) “Same Jeans” mentions “I’ve had the same jeans on for four days now” but whatever the state of their laundry it’s a good song and is infectious. I can see why this was a hit for them. “The Don” is another favorite with a jaunty beat.

I hope they get the radio play that they got in the UK since their album has some great songs on it. Hats off to the View (but not Rosie O’Donnell) and here’s to a great success. Cheers.

By Jeff Swindoll Apr 25, 2007, Monsters and


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