Even more interesting is the musical influences that seem to be creeping in - DAVID BOWIE, T. REX, etc. - and that seems like a very cool avenue for him to explore. The new record is crunchy, catchy, and undoubtably rocks. Still young (he's 32), now with a two-year old son and his always fasciniating world view intact, the question is: why isn't this guy huge yet? Maybe after people get a listen to The Instigator, he will be. In the meantime, enjoy this album. It's another thoughtful, well-produced piece of ear candy.
Written by Dan Reed
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