Heroes of the Alamo – 98 to 1 (self released)
Harmonies a little too loose to be indie or on purpose; rhythm guitar parts a bit like Elvis Costello at age ten; and the entire line of Boss guitar effects give this album the sound of that tape your buddy Phil gave you of his “band” (four guys with Lotus guitars and a drummer who owned a 4-track recorder) back in ‘96. This release seems to be of a band not yet ready to record. You can hear good songs deep down but the performance, production and mixing of this album gives them away. Maybe next time.