Mechunkandoolan - The Way We Make It

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Mechunkandoolan - The Way We Make It

STYLE: Rock
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 948-
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

Meanwhile, me dears, down in Zummerzet, something that's a million miles from Morris dancing; a sextet from Weston-Super-Mare that included (for this recording only) Tony 'The Psalmist' Silcock depping for regular guitarist Jon Pike. Recorded at Redland Studios, and comprising the musical composing talents of lead vocalist Paul Maxwell, with drummer Matt Doolan and Paul's bassman brother Adam providing the lyrics, these guys play a kind of rock/pop/praise (their description, not mine), featuring crunchy riffs, wailing harmonica and female harmony vocals, all of which gels commendably into a very acceptable edgy and cliche-free 43 minutes and 18 seconds'-worth. The songs (thanks to the lyric sheet in the CD case) reveal themselves to be straight-to-the-point and direct; fave track on first hearing is "Holy" Ride"; "Some people say you walk down a crazy road/Believing in something you cannot see/My eyes are open wide and I can start to sing/For I am going mad 'cause I can see the King." Another decent indie release that deserves to shift a few.

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