The Dads

The Dads

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Hailing from Richmond,VA and led by bassist/vocalist Bryan Harvey (later of House of Freaks) and guitarist/vocalist Kevin Pittman, this debut ten-tracker is filled with great little pop songs that sound energetic and fresh. Though the production makes them sound like the latest in new wave rockers, the band seems to be power poppers at heart. Imagine the Elvis Brothers produced by U2's the Edge and you may be just as confused as the public was when this album was released. "Rhythm Master" sounds like Roman Holliday if they had been formed by members of 20/20 and Paul Collins' Beat instead of the snotty little British brats they were. "Imagination" is pure pop and should still be fondly remembered as a radio classic -- that is, if it had actually received the airplay it deserved. "Wonderworld," "Radio 101," "Amnesia," and pretty much the rest of the album contains top-notch songwriting but are sometimes lost in the echo-filled production. The Dads deserved the fame that other less talented bands found so easily, and music listeners deserved to hear more by this band, but it was not meant to be.

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