WOKE UP IN HOLLYWOOD
ALBUM: WOKE UP IN HOLLYWOOD
BAND: IT'S KARMA IT'S COOL
reviewed by NADJA DEE
Artwork and Design: Alan Lennon www.lennondesign.co.uk
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IT'S KARMA IT'S COOL
WOKE UP IN HOLLYWOOD
Kool Kat Musik
Mike Foy (Drums, Vocals)
Ian Grier (Keyboards)
Alan Shields (Bass Guitar, Vocals)
Andrew Taylor (Vocals, Guitars)
Scott Tobin (Bass Guitar on 'Broken From The Start')
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Andrew Taylor at Dropkick HQ, Inch House, Edinburgh, Scotland May – July 2019
Mastered by Alastair Taylor
All songs by Andrew Taylor
It must have been difficult for Andrew Taylor to start in the music scene, always having to correct that his name was ANDREW, not Andy, Taylor.
In Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act 3, Scene 1), there's one of the most famous scenes in all theatrical literature, namely "The Nunnery Scene." Commonly known as he "To be or not to be" scene, Prince Hamlet thinks about life, death, and suicide.
The question of "Is it or isn't it Power Pop," is a continual dilemma that seems to plague this community. For me, it's not a problem that drives me crazy, in fact, I've never once gotten into an argument with someone whether something is Power Pop or not. I don't let it trouble me and neither should you. If you're curious about what I consider "Power Pop," listen to Hop On Power Pop's Podcast Episode #1.
The reason I bring it up is that this band, It's Karma It's Cool has flown under the Power Pop banner ever since they released 2019's Hipsters and Aeroplanes album. It's been tagged as:
and power pop
(The Andy Griffith Show)
But I'd like to go on record to say that It's Karma It's Cool reminds me of two bands in particular:
If you're unfamiliar with either of these bands, here's one of each band's most popular songs, songs that both remind me of It's Karma It's Cool.
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