Morris Road

Morris Road

by Chuck Maiden
     
 
Adult pop in the tradition of Neil Finn and Michael Penn, Chuck Maiden's debut album consists of 14 low-key but quietly appealing pop songs. On the surface, songs like "Two Planets" and "Won't Be Lonely Anymore" sound kind of like standard-issue AAA along the lines of the Wallflowers

Overview

Adult pop in the tradition of Neil Finn and Michael Penn, Chuck Maiden's debut album consists of 14 low-key but quietly appealing pop songs. On the surface, songs like "Two Planets" and "Won't Be Lonely Anymore" sound kind of like standard-issue AAA along the lines of the Wallflowers -- although somewhat bizarrely, on "You Are an Angel," Maiden sounds quite a bit like Jakob Dylan's dad -- but a closer listen reveals that Maiden is a graceful lyricist with a sharp eye for poetic detail; songs like "Stun Me" and "Overtime Love" are built on unexpected metaphors and sly wordplay that recall Elvis Costello and Squeeze's Chris Difford. Musically, the album is slick but not soulless, with enough melodic heft and catchy hooks per song to keep it interesting for those who care to listen more closely. Although perhaps not the arrival of a stunning and unexpected new talent, Morris Road is an entertaining listen that hints at more interesting work still to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2004
Label:
Artist One-Stop
UPC:
0641444934829
catalogNumber:
514

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Maiden   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Gia Ciambotti   Background Vocals
Bruce Watson   Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
David Salinas   Percussion,Drums
Jorgen Carlsson   Bass
Arlan Schierbaum   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Bill Reveles   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Veronica Lopez   Engineer
Matt Thorne   Engineer
Arlan Schierbaum   Engineer
Andrew Bush   Engineer
Chuck Maiden   Composer,Producer
Bill Reveles   Composer,Producer
Bill Reveles   Producer

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