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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ollie Vee - Into The Dark New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Into The Dark, by Ollie Vee and it's quite outstanding! Opening with To Hell With Your Grey Eyes, lead singer and guitarist, Jesse Adamson leads you on a  euphoric journey. Joined by lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Johnny Vassos who's work is impeccable, Howard Linscott on bass and backing vocals and Adam Perzia on drums, these guys really have it going with a retro country western feel. Excellent opener! Feeling Bad continues in the same vein but with a light taste that reminds me of Frank Black and the Catholics. Very nice. The Filthy Streets has a Bo Diddley beat enhanced by strong bass work by Linscott and cool slide work by Vassos. It's Hot is a great title for this track which runs like it's tail is on fire. With a country western flair and a train feel, this track hits it rocking. Stinging guitar riffs by Vassos and stomping drum work by Perzia is tight. Into The Dark is a beautiful track with nicely blended vocals and lush guitar work giving you the sense of a Roy Orbison but with vocals more to my personal taste. Atmospheric guitar work under straight forward and simple lead work sets a really nice pace. Excellent! Isabel (The Mexican) falls back into a more traditional country western format. I love the rugged guitar undertone and the simple lead melody. Very nice! With a conventional country western beat On A Town Called Low, Adamson takes this band to cool retro country western place and I really like it. Solid vocals, a super melody and tight rhythm give this song radio charisma.  Double step One Track Mind is a great country rocker with a super bass/drum bottom. Adamson delivers nicely on vocal and backing vocals are clean giving this track just the right touch. Baby Blue is a tight little country rocker with a definite 50's early rockabilly feel. Wrapping the release is a different take on the Talking Heads, Psycho Killer. Keeping the vocal inflections of David Byrne is the most obvious hints to the tracks origins with it's country western handling. This is a really nice set and gets a mighty yahoo! Check it out!

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