Chuck Mead (from the album Close to Home available on Plowboy Records)
Chuck Mead has hit a home run with his latest release, Close to Home. A fantastic array of genres, all filed under Rock’n’Roll, Close to Homefinds Chuck Mead’s voice hinting at Gospel and Soul, old school R&B, and, of course, the brand of Country attached to his music since days as a member of BR549. Close to Home is delivered as a fun package that will likely land to a spot on some year-end lists. “Big Bear in the Sky” opens Close to Home, a Garage Rock of a cut where the recording roughness and dirty guitar licks are a big part of the tune’s overall charm. “I’m Not the Man for the Job” has a rock-steady groove and “My Baby’s Holding it Down” is ripe for a slow dance with its laid back and cool sway.
“Better Than I Was (When I Wasn’t so Good)” has that BR549 charm while “Daddy Worked the Pole” and “The Man Who Shook the World” are classic Rockers, the latter even having some guitar work that hints at a Southern Rock jam. “Billy Doesn’t Know He’s Bad” is a sing-a-long structured like a child novelty tune while also coming off as a Marty Robbins heartbreaker. The ballad in the closer, “There’s Love Where I Come From”, is catchy and beautiful.
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