Does Ezra Furman ever get tired?  No sooner than The Year Of No Returning appears, he (along with the fine folks at Bar None) delivers Day Of The Dog, an even stronger collection of 13 polished pop-oriented gems.

Kicking off with the intensity of “I Wanna Destroy Myself”, you’re in for a ride – therapy-pop.  Fuzzy guitars, screeching vocals but completely tuneful.  “Tell ‘Em All To Go To Hell” spoofs that early ’60’s vibe with a Comets-like beat and sax; “My Zero” is an acoustic-based standout.  “And Maybe God Is A Train” has a White Stripes-type quality, but with bass, it’s far more fleshed out; “At The Bottom Of The Ocean” is the other highpoint, built around the “Hand Jive” beat but with with neat little fills on the verses.

The tireless Furman delivers another solid effort; hats off to this prolific artist.


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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