SCORE - 95%
Fee, where have you been?!! Fronting The Tubes reunion shows mostly… but it doesn’t matter – he’s back! And Richard Marx is with him once again. The singer/songwriter/producer is the foundation that this record is built upon, with a MVP performance delivered.
Popping up for a cameo is Michael Landau and Matt Scannell on a couple of tracks.
For physical collectors the package is a flimsy cardboard thing that you can barely pull the CD out of. My pet hate without doubt.
Musically though there are no disappointments here. From the opening hard rock of Faker to the anthemic masterpiece How Dare You (classic Fee), to the funk-riff-rock of Don’t Want To Pull The Trigger onwards through the album via a modern rock ballad in Say Goodbye, a lyrically biting Promise Land, the moody Man Of The World (more classic Fee) and three more classy rock songs.
Only 9 tracks here over 33 minutes, but there isn’t a filler in sight or a minute wasted. This is all Fee Waybill at his very best and Richard Marx does a superb job producing it and co-writing all tracks with Fee.
Sharp, snappy, loud – everything you could wish for from a Fee Waybill record. Another essential purchase here I dare say.