Album Review: RED JACKET MINE, “Someone Else’s Cake”

Written by Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

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This Seattle-based 3 piece pleases with this fine effort. Great sounding; has a very early-to-mid ’70’s feel which is fine with me. “Amy” is a quality starter; good, soulful and grooves, with a nice use of the Farfisa sound; “Nickel & Dime” sounds like something off the radio, circa 1972. “Ron Nasty” is a tribute to the nascent leader of the godly Rutles (!), while “Engineer” is another slice of the ’70’s – glam boogie and pure Bolan. “Listen Up (If The World Is Going To Hell)” sounds like it came from “A Wizard, A True Star”; “Better To Be Broken Than Blind” is a nouveau-Philly-soul, featuring the talents of Ken Stringfellow (The Posies/Big Star). The album’s standout, the title track immediately brings to mind vintage Elvis Costello and The Attractions – upbeat and great. “Have You Got A Permit To Preach On This Corner?” – Little Feat represented! All in all, interesting, well crafted, good and fun!