Back From The Living (Pavement)
by Scott Hefflon
Our resident funk/soul/guitar rock reviewer flaked out, so I’ve been given the task of interpreting this commercially-viable, contemporary rock release. Stevie Salas has done writing and producing for Sass Jordan, Terence Trent D’Arby, and wrote the guitar score for Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Get it? Rock. Some really dippy ballads mixed amid guitar hero acrobatics and wild production tricks (think toned-down Gibby Haynes). Hyped as Lenny Kravitz meets Matthew Sweet – sounds good to me.