CD REVIEW: Billy Mitchell – “What’s So Bad About Feelin’ Good”
By Stacey Board - 04/27/2004 - 06:03 PM EDT
Artist: Billy Mitchell Album: “What’s So Bad About Feelin’ Good” CD Review:
The title of the CD pretty much sums it up best. These are songs heavily laden with humor and a philosophy of life somewhat like ‘que sera, sera’.
There are positive and humorous songs about everyday frustrations as in “Get Off That Cellphone”. The only tinge of sadness is on “She’s Going Away” which he quickly turns on its ear to make us laugh. He definitely has his own world view and songwriting voice.
The instrumentation is acoustic guitar with somewhat folk or country style arrangements. There is harmonica, banjo, but also some horns and synthesizer.
Parrotheads listen up! You will love Billy Mitchell’s humor and his outlook on life. There’s far fewer songs about alcohol than on a Jimmy Buffett CD, but the same fun loving spirit is on each song.
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