Bedtime Story

Waxing Poetics

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Bedtime Story Review

by John Dougan

...Playing no-frills, pop-inflected (albeit a tad predictable) rock and roll, they avoid the pitfalls of pretentiousness, preferring to kick out the jams...The payoff was having the smarts (and taste) to blow the dust off Wreckless Eric's "Semaphore Signals," one of the all-time great paranoid love songs. Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter David Middleton does a great job of aping Eric's trembling delivery, sounding equally pissed off and demented...Wish that more of Middleton's originals hit as hard and didn't end up putting so much faith in a cliche. But since when has earnestness been a crime?

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