Abstract Man
Yes, you can judge a CD by its cover. I mean, here’s the lead artist, embracing a beautiful 6-string Gretsch electric, wearing wire frames with blue tinted lenses. If this CD weren’t heavily laced with colors and chord progressions reminiscent of the late ‘60s/early ‘70s, I would have been disappointed—but it is, so I’m not—and in this reviewer’s opinion, it’s done absolutely to perfection. The sound is fresh, fun and infectious, and it’s anything but retro. So, if you arrived to the party a bit late (as in born post-70), that’s okay—the melodic, classic pop sound of this Chicago-based band is ageless. We picked two cuts, “Only In America.”, because it’s great, “Air that I Breathe,” because it’s a cover tune done very well. Tom is also a big supporter of the Pets For Life Program sponsored by the Humane Society of the US. Visit his Website and click “Humanities.”