It's the oldest trick in the power pop book, but it still works every time: You open the album with a clenched fist and a snarl, and then quickly follow it up with a pop hook that opens like a quick-blooming flower. Wham, bam -- instant catharsis, and the listener is all yours. Assuming, of course, that hook is good enough, and this one is, barely. Also assuming you can follow it up effectively for another 35 minutes or so, and Last Conservative does that as well, handily. The iron fist that opens the album is the title track, and the sweet relief comes in the form of "Can't Get Away From You," a bittersweet, passive-aggressive paean to a lost love that may or may not be a song about stalking her. Everything else follows in more or less the same vein, balancing muscular guitar and average-guy vocals with subtly sweet melodies and hooks that sneak up on you and grab you by the collar when you aren't expecting it -- like the one on the gorgeous, guitar-and-organ-driven "Anything but Goodbye." Highly recommended.
Performance CreditsLast Conservative Primary Artist
Jerome Augustyniak Percussion,Drums
Tom McCluskey Percussion,Marimbas
Joe Rozler Keyboards
Robby Takac Group Member
Jason Freese Keyboards
David Julian Guitar
TJ Zindle Guitar,Trumpet,Vocals
Mike Zeis Bass
T.J. Zindle Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsMargie Hunt Engineer
Robby Takac Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Last Conservative Composer
Péter Molnár Drum Technician
Wendy Marvel Cover Art
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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Finally a new band that isn't all about power ballads, there is a great mix and genius song writing. One listen and you'll be singing it in your head for days!!
This group is so great and they are awesome to the fans. They came to my school and they signed a picture for me and gave out free cd samplers. Buy this CD their music is awesome.