Last week we took a look at Max Hixon’s Lovesick Loverboy single.
Yesterday Max released his first Album by the same title. Max has not only written & produced every song on the album, but has impressively performed it all himself painstakingly mulitracking each instrument.
He also edited the videos himself (with a little help to shoot them).
As we said last week the title track Lovesick Loverboy is truly outstanding and we are pleased to say that the rest of the album follows suit.
One thing we really did like is the tracks all sound individual and doesn’t all blend into one mass of noise like many albums we are sent.
Heres the track rundown: (See last weeks post for Track one)
Track 2 – “Picture Of Perfection” is a classic late 50’s early 60’s pop song which could be compared to songs like: Unchained Melody or The Great Pretender.
Track 3- “What Has Happened To Our Love” is a Del Shannon inspired song and has a really cool feel to it with an Organ making an appearance.
Track 4 -“Loneliest Man” is a moody stripped back Rockabilly Blues number with hints of songs like “All I Can Do Is Cry” about it.
Track 5 -“Loveless Arrangement” is a refreshingly modern sounding song which seems to be inspired by artists like Dion.
Track 6 – “Stolen Heart” is bound to be a new Rockabilly classic.
Track 7 – “Daydream Girl” is a simpler song with some catchy upright bass work.
Track 8 – “Where You Hidin’ Baby” Another very contemporary take on the Rockabilly sound.
Track 9 – “Dream On” – We’d say this one would fit onto a Dreamboats and Petticoats album pretty well.
Track 10 – “Tonight Is All For You” – This track really complements “Dream On” and has great pace to it.
Track 11 – “Call Somebody Honey” – A much heavier Rockabilly song with hints of Imelda May and Brian Setzer.
Track 12 – “Finally Fall In Love” – This acoustic track is like a part B to Picture Of Perfection and is a really great way to end the album.
Well done Max a fantastic debut album which we would call a: Gold Album
You can purchase yourself a copy of the CD here: