Kathy Johnston - Something Really Good

Sunday 1st February 1998
Kathy Johnston - Something Really Good
Kathy Johnston - Something Really Good

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Moonstop! OONCD073

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Quirky power pop seems to be the forte of Aussie singer/songwriter Kathy Johnston. Backed by The Kelvanators. who provide a wacky. chunky, melodic backing with plenty of humour. Kathy's sharp lyrical wit gives this varied set a strong kick. From the attack of the opener "House Of Hope" and "Jump In The Water" through to the dance groove of "In The River", there's loads lo get excited about! Judging from the between track laughter, one thing's for sure, these guys sound like they had great fun making this album! But don't be fooled by the fun. This is no piece of fluff because Kathy takes a pretty hard look at some serious social issues. Standouts for me are the moody ballad "Gravity" and the biting stab at selfish greed given a humorous twist on the wonderful '"Big Bucks". But the one that's on repeat play as I write this is the wonderful inspirational "Aeroplane", guaranteed to lift you from the mundane to a higher perspective. As Kathy exhorts, "Get Your Life Together" ! Don't worry. I have!

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Sample Track Listing:
1. House Of Hope [Listen]
2. The Great Concrete Invasion [Listen]
3. Take Your Heart [Listen]
4. Hang On Your Words [Listen]
5. Aeroplane [Listen]
6. Jump In The Water [Listen]
7. Sick Sick World [Listen]
8. Something Really Good [Listen]
9. Forrest [Listen]
10. Big Bucks [Listen]
11. Gravity [Listen]
12. Part Of The Furniture [Listen]
13. In The River [Listen]
14. Leonie's Daffodils [Listen]
15. Ghost Track [Listen]

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