Dave Dill

Follow the Summer

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This is Cranston, RI native Dill's fifth solo LP. A writer at Absolute Powerpop compared Dill to Brian Wilson, his backing Wondermints, and Jon Brion, three L.A. luminaries that popped into this writer's head (maybe a little Emitt Rhodes post Merry-Go-Round, too). But there's also teensy bits of the four horsemen, Beatles, Badfinger, Todd Rundgren, and Big Star -- if they'd been recording cheery, feel-good, mellow soft-psych pop with Wilson circa 20/20, instead. There's also three songs, interestingly enough, co-written with Derek Holt of ‘70s Brits Climax Blues Band (remember 1977 #3 "Couldn't Get it Right?"). Dill's voice reminds of Gerry Rafferty of Steelers' Wheel ("Stuck in the Middle with You) and solo ("Baker Street"), only more harmonies-driven. Very pleasant little disc!

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