MIKE MARTT: TOMORROW
The solo debut from this veteran Southern California frontman (an
ex-guitarist and vocalist for Tex and the Horseheads and Theolonius
Monster) is simply one of the best rock albums in recent years.
The back-up band has great credentials,
also, with ex-members of such bands as The Cult, Jane's Addiction,
Lucinda Williams, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. With a calm,
confident style that sounds a lot like good Wallflowers with an
edgier singer, Martt puts his heart and soul into 11 classics on
this disc. It's hard to pick a standout track off this excellent
album. With consistently appealing songwriting
that has songs echoing through your head for days, this is the kind
of disc you can just leave in your player for weeks on end.