Breakfast - CD Real Radio
Radio” may fool listeners who think of the Breakfast as
a jam band. The eleven tracks here are not especially long. What
is even more surprising for a jam band, there are a lot of lyrics
and more vocals than instrumental breaks.
From looking at the cover, with its picture of an old radio in
the foreground and the band in a faded picture in the back, you
might think that this is a garage or pop band. On the back cover,
the guys are all wearing white shirts and red ties, like a seventies
new wave band. It seems as this CD was designed to present their
singing and songwriting talents.
The songs are not bad. The vocals are shared by three of the four
band members, guitarist Tim Palmieri, bassist Ron Spears, and
keyboardist Jordan Giangreco. The vibe is generally mellow. Although
the lyrics are complex, they are not dark. For example, these
from “Fairy”: “Singapore fairy/sprinkle your
dust/it tickles my senses/with lots of lust.”
There is an easygoing feel to the songs, even though Adrian Tramontano
keeps a heavy four four rhythm on the drums. Although it is rock
based, you can hear bits of Country and jazz. All in all, the
optimism on this CD should appeal to jam fans that are willing
to check out shorter but well written songs.
Web site at http://www.thebreakfast.net/.
- Dave Howell