Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CD Review: Crazy Mary's 'Dreaming In Brilliant Color'

Crazy Mary
Dreaming In Brilliant Color
Humsting Records

The inventive, NY-based, psychedelic-rock group, Crazy Mary, uses inspiration from 60's folk-rock and creative grunge sounds of the 80's and 90's to form a sound that is both fresh and memorable. Moreover, the chameleon artwork on the album cover signifies an ability to not only change colors, but dual meaning of varied musical tones and influences. The jamming abilities of Crazy Mary are not showcased entirely, but the gritty, violin and folksy or jazzy elements of "Come On Let's Go," "Nick's New Groove," and "The Big F" are paramount examples of Dave Matthews Band-inspired morsels--no matter what the original intention. The punchy vocals and grungy sounds seem more like the B-52's on acid (figuratively, of course) than any other comparable group. At any rate, Dreaming In Brilliant Color represents a solid work of thirteen songs that encompass the cozy folk stylings of the B3 with whirling strings and rock-steady guitars with riffs to match. ~ Matthew Forss 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is Shannon from the Cyber PR® Team, and I just wanted to thank you for supporting Crazy Mary!