Anchored by the 11-minute epic "Second Skin" - a long time staple of their live shows - Earth To America feels like a classic rock album, full of anthemic tunes and fine playing. Produced by former Stax Records house producer TERRY MANNING, their 9th album should satisfy long-time fans as well as turning new listeners on. Other standout tracks include the bombastic "Goodpeople", the bluesy "Time Zones" and a very rockin' cover of a BOB DYLAN tune "Solid Rock" (from Dylan's 19870 album Saved).
All in all, it's a very nicely done summertime rock album. "Second Skin" especially stands out as a pretty timeless piece. Earth To America deserves a listen.
Written by Dan Reed