JohnnyBoy - 3 Song Acoustic

Published Saturday 30th December 2017
JohnnyBoy - 3 Song Acoustic
JohnnyBoy - 3 Song Acoustic

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 167610-26206
LABEL: Thumper Punk
FORMAT: Digital Only EP

Reviewed by Andy Shaw

JohnnyBoy, real name Johnny Flores, is the former lead singer of Californian punk band The Way. Usually found behind the bass guitar, this is Johnny's acoustic guitar debut and is the sixth in Thumper Punk's '3 Song Acoustic' series. With just acoustic guitar and vocals this exudes rough-round-the-edges urgency particularly on "Stumbling In The Dark" as JohnnyBoy sings of his struggles with feeling lost. "Holy Spirit Come" provides a fuller sound with a more uplifting feel, continuing the largely finger-picked guitar backing as the lyrics call on the Holy Spirit. "Run To Me" closes the record and attempts to bring a bit more variety on the guitar with a strummed chorus although attempts to bring in harmonics on the picked guitar intro stumble a bit. This was never going to be a classic record but if you persevere with it you will find some decent songwriting.

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