Ron Day has released a 12-track album on the Narnian Record Label, on which he has written and arranged all the songs. The album, which ranges from blues to folk-rock has plenty of humour
thrown into the melting pot as well.
"I'll be lonely" the first song is slightly disappointing, it jogs along at a good pace but seems to lack something. The real start is the very next number "AK-47" which has some very good steely guitar and a peculiar Hammond Console Sound on it, which works well. Ron has a good sense of humour which comes to the front on the wonderful "Harley Song," Terry Mortier supplies
some good harmonica playing to supplement Ron's effective guitar work. "Digging" is sung tongue in cheek as he tells the tale of digging up a road. "Phone Sex" is a witty take on the charms of sex over the phone. "Best Lovin' Man" starts with a great riff, which carries on through the song, Kelly Krieger adds some good lead guitar playing against Ron's acoustic riff playing. Kelly Krieger also produced the album as well as playing drums, bass, trumpet, trombone and the Hammond console. (What ever that is!) The album comes to end with the rhythmic "No Rewards."
The strength of this album is defiantly the use of his lyrics whilst observing the modern ways of life. Overall the album has a simplistic style and a kind of laid back feel to it. I also like the title of the album and hopefully we will see a second endeavor by Ron Day.
Ron Day has an e-mail address RnDay169@aol.com
Narnian Records website www.coldwind.com
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