I let Zack write his review before me, that was my first mistake. What can I say now?
We first saw The Modern Sounds at Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival in 2009. We loved them immediately! We have been wanting their CD since then and we knew that Viva Las Vegas would be the perfect place to get it. Since The Modern Sounds were playing Viva they would also be doing a CD signing right after the show. We decided to buy the CD directly from them in order to get a signed copy and a photo with them. Out of all the CDs we bought that year, we listened to this one first. The CD was produced through The Modern Sounds own Ventrella Records out of Chicago, and Joel Paterson is also to credit for the design of the CD cover. It’s made to look like an old record, with side A and B. This is hands down the best CD design I have ever seen. You can tell a lot of time and thought went into the production of this CD. It definitely was not a quick throw together type of job. And it only gets better when you actually listen to the CDs. It is a two CD set, CD one is called “Hold it Fellas” and is dubbed as the rockin’ side, and CD two is called “Stomp Stomp” and is the swingin’ side. It’s impossible to decide which one is better, as I go back and forth between the two all the time. My favorite song on the album is Beau Sample’s version of Andre Williams’ “Bacon Fat”. This is an amazing song, one of my favorites, and Beau really does it justice. I also love the harmonizing done on “Don’t Change Your Pretty Ways”. Individually they are extremely talented musicians, but together they knock your socks off! They are different than anything out there right now, and different in a good way. This CD would be ideal for a swanky cocktail party, Chicago style! All you would need is this CD, extra dirty gin martinis with 3 olives, and some shag cocktail napkins. They even have the perfect cover song for the occasion, “Atomic Cocktail” done in a sexy swinging jazz way. I think this CD is a 5 out of 5. They get an extra star for being such sharp dressing cute boys!
"Don't change your pretty ways"