Wednesday, July 9, 2008
CD Review: The Meddling Kids - The Meddling Kids
The Meddling Kids – The Meddling Kids
2007, Mister Cat Records
Nestled in the sleepy little Webster, NY, a suburb of Rochester, comes a little band with big dreams and even bigger sound. There's not much to do in the wintertime in Upstate New York's snow belt, and so The Meddling Kids came together as a band. Named perhaps for the outcry of every villain ever captured by Scooby Doo & The Gang, The Meddling Kids bring classic rock steel and an 80's feel to modern rock. The Meddling Kids released their self-titled debut in 2007. There was much rejoicing.
The Meddling Kids are a guitar-driven rock band with a sound that combines a classic rock sound with great pop hooks. Their use of harmonies and straightforward melody lines makes their music extremely accessible. The most commercial song here is It's Over, lamenting the loss of a relationship. Goodbye is another great pop/rock tune here, relying on big crunchy guitars and harmonies and a relationship on the verge of collapse. Also check out Turn Back and That Something, both of which are worth a listen.
The Meddling Kids dish up a solid debut album with lots of big crunchy guitar sound for your listening pleasure. Some of the songs work out well (the band seems to have a touch for writing great songs about bad relationships), others are not quite as successful, but overall it's a solid album.
Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about The Meddling Kids at www.myspace.com/themeddlingkidsrock. You can purchase a copy of The Meddling Kids at www.cdbaby.com/meddlingkids. Also be sure to check out their cover of I’ve Done Everything For You on the upcoming Rick Springfield tribute entitled Working Class Dogs.