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CD REVIEW: Blackbird Alley - Blackbird Alley
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Band: Blackbird Alley
Genre: Pop/Rock
CD Review:
Come down to the Alley if you want to hear some rock with a few hints of pop and acoustic alternative. Of course the words to the songs are downright pop: simple, clear emotions that often leave 0 to the imagination. 'she lives in a world that's separate than mine / everything is black and white to her / and I guess that's just fine / me, I have to complicate my life / knowing that the bottom's / gonna break anytime / but I have to say these words / try to convince myself', so speaks the acoustically potent 'What She Don't Know', which has some fine playing. The whole cd does. Highlights include the starter, 'Put Your Faith in Me', 'Good Friend' (medium tempo, alt-title song to tv's Friends, more classic rock than 60s umbrella twirling tune), and 'Follow You There' (which Does twirl the rain guard). C H Valentine is the voice, a good voice. Bet they're a handy club act to have in the wings.


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