Joey Kneiser is not, in fact, a dare devil, but I thought his name was similar enough to merit a reference to Knievel.
Yesterday I wrote about the group for which Kneiser is lead singer, Glossary. Where Glossary’s album, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is a great example of what southern rock should sound like, Kneiser’s solo effort is a bit of a departure from that sound.
There are still some elements of southern rock in The All-Night Bedroom Revival, it’s mostly a quieter album full of acoustic tracks. I am associating it with more of a reflective album, but to be honest I haven’t paid much attention to the lyrics – I could be way off, is what I’m saying. It really DOES sound like a reflective album, though, but that’s probably because acoustic solo albums tend to be that way.
I am slightly disappointed in the album, but not because it’s of poor quality. I was expecting something a little closer to Glossary’s sound, and I wasn’t really prepared for an album with a downer kind of sound. That momentary disappointment did not stop me from picking a favourite track, however. That honour goes to The Big Ocean. I like the story behind it, and the music that Kneiser plays beneath it.
Free Albums Galore compared Kneiser’s sound to Tom Petty – and that’s not far off. It’s a good album and I think you should spend some time listening to Joey Kneiser and Glossary.
I think I’m going to try and find some more southern rock for the rest of the week!