Gary Kenedy - The Power And The Glory

Monday 1st April 1996
Gary Kenedy - The Power And The Glory
Gary Kenedy - The Power And The Glory

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Californian Kenedy purveys the kind of melodic rock that sells by the bucket load and this should do the same. At times there's a touch of the Def Lepards but then Kenedy spreads his musical wings to prove that he's a fine guitarist whether hitting the wah wah pedal in Hendrix fashion on "Just Existing" or playing the blues on "Since Jesus Set Me Free" and "Cleansed". There's even a bit of the good old fashioned Frampton-style talk box on "Alive". Kenedy's talent isn't just restricted to wrenching those fluid solos from six strings, you should hear him sing! Coming on occasionally like a funky Axl Rose and then the next moment it could be a breathy Bono! He wraps his vocals around self-penned lyrics that aren't ashamed to use the G and J words! This is an effective selection of styles from the horn infested funky "Higher" through to the ballads. This is a great melodic rock album that exalts Jesus lyrically and shines with musical excellence. Bet he's a killer live!

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