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The Composites of Rock and Roll
Artist: All Access
All Access attempts to cover a lot of ground in their 5-song EP, The Composites of Rock and Roll. In "Leave Me Alone," singer Doug Lucas details the struggle to find a sympathetic ear, or someone who will give him advice. This song is done in a 70's punk style. "This Kiss" about a couple on their wedding day, features a Brian May-type (Queen) guitar solo.
"Gone" is a Cheap Trick meets Green Day tune portraying a man at the end of his rope, pleading with God to help him, as he has exhausted all other options. "What Happened to Reality" may be about a lost love, and recalls the sounds of Weezer. "Too Good for You" opens with a Stone Temple Pilots-like guitar riff, then proceeds into 70's punk, almost in the Sex Pistols vein.
The composites of rock and roll? Not quite there are many elements and styles that are omitted here. The CD is enjoyable, though. Fast-paced rock with strong vocals by Lucas, and harmonies by Snake Martin, Rob Orr, and Berret Hollywood make The Composites of Rock and Roll a fun listen.
Brian A. Smith 3/24/2002