Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: AT

Pete Molinari has released three albums so far and is enjoying increasing popularity in the UK. He was even invited by Yoko Ono to the Meltdown Festival 2013 in the Royal Albert Hall to sing two songs of the "Double Fantasy", which was performed there completely. Molinari's vocals sound like a mix of Dylan's high phase vocals and a hint of Ray Davies, all wrapped up in British quarrelsomeness. The album deals thematically with the Theosophical Union, but this is not reflected musically. Molinari is an excellent songwriter who knows how to present enough shades. A delicately bitter, yet beautiful ballad "Dear Marie (You Make A Fool Of Me)", sixties mod rock with strong small faces influences ("You Will Be Mine"), singer/songwriter reminiscent of the brisk Kinks ("I Got Mine") and relaxed Britpop with psychedelic facets ("I Got It All Indeed") promise the musician a great future. For despite all the references presented, Molinari always asserts his personality.

Top Track: I Got It All Indeed

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