This album actually came out a few months ago and i’ve been pretty tardy in getting around to posting a review for it.
I first heard of Corn Mo when I saw him supporting Ben Folds and posted an interview; with him back in mid 2008. He’s back and this time he’s packing a full band. Prepare yourself for the mighty sounds of .357 lover.
The album elicits the kind of joy you got as a child rummaging around in your Chistmas stocking wondering what you were going to pull out next. Perhaps something fanstastic or just something silly – but always, always great.
“Thank you” wouldn’t be out of place on the Bugsy Malone soundtrack. The guitar solo on “Sweet Kentucky Girl” is a joy to behold. The wonderful oddness of “Junior High” which morphs from ‘Old McDonald had a farm’ to being ‘Who-esque’ to a red-neck type kind of greatness all within the first fifteen seconds.
It’s an album which is just impossible to summarise in a review – and that is exactly what makes it so great. An album which rings through with the sound of people really having fun making an album – and their joy is infectious.
Standout tracks: Sweet Kentucky Girl, Time Cop, Your NIN Casette (I’m Sorry), Maybe tonite.