Thursday, March 18, 2004

Album of Yesterday

However: Calling!. Based purely on the liner notes, However seems less like a band and more like a song writer's collective. The same half-dozen or so musicians appear throughout, but in different combinations and playing different instruments, depending on who wrote what track. This eclectic approach is reflected in the music itself, which ranges from simple direct songs ("What Goes Around Comes Around") to fusion-tinged instrumentals ("Little Ricky (The Next Generation)") to brief bursts of weirdness ("How You Doin'?"). Prominently featured on several tracks is the woodwind work of Bobby Read, who would go on to play with Bruce Hornsby.

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