From Good Homes

Open up the Sky

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From Good Homes made its major-label debut with 1994's Open up the Sky. As good as their self-released debut, Hick-Pop Comin' at Ya!, was, Open up the Sky is an even better produced roots rock album. It is amazing that RCA let a band with as much potential as From Good Homes record their debut without any of the good songs from their indie debut. It turns out it was for a good reason; all of the songs on this CD shine. "If the Wind Blows" and "Radio On" are two songs that continue the band's tradition of well-written pop songs that can be opened out into longer jams in concert. Fans of Boyd Tinsley from the Dave Matthews Band will especially like Open up the Sky because the fiddle is tastefully recorded and adds a lot to the songs in this set. If there was a world where jam bands got respect and radio airplay then From Good Homes' members would be stars and "Let Go" would have been the Prom Song of the Year in 1995. Open up the Sky is a very good record, and was shamefully overlooked by the record buyers. Make up for it now that you can pick up copies for three dollars a pop. And buy some for you friends.

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