David Anderson - Mad at the Moon

Mad At The Moon

David Anderson

(MTM96001)

Moccasin Telegraph Agency
PO Box 188
Aptos, CA 95001
(408) 475-9606
E-mail: mad@the-moon.com

A review written for the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
by Guntram Gudowius
(gg10555@yahoo.de)

David Anderson's debut CD is a collection of 11 original songs that span childhood experiences and memories, other people's stories and love (gone bad). Throughout it is a pleasant effort of mostly laid back music and fairly straight forward folk, country or soft rock arrangements. His voice is clear but he delivers the lyrics in an uninvolved way which is often the case with singer/songwriters.

I enjoyed the melodies and harmony singing as well as the instrumental accompaniment and breaks, but after listening to the CD several times I still couldn't pick out a favorite. It's a personal thing. Obviously David is an experienced musician who has shared stages with John Prine, Tish Hinojosa, Iris DeMent and others and won several awards for his songs; still none of them really grabs me. Sure, there is a limited number of topics, but if someone writes a song one would hope he/she would illuminate it from a new personal angle... A chorus like "working girl trying to survive in a working world, working girl working her life away" doesn't give me any new insights. So what, we all try to survive. It seems he had to write a "p.c." song. All in all nice background music but nothing that captivates me.

Track List:

  • The Scene Of The Crime
  • Mad At The Moon
  • Believe In You
  • Nicoleen
  • The Edge Of Yes
  • Oklahoma Rain
  • Crazy Stage
  • Hurt Me All Over Again
  • Working Girl
  • Touch My Heart
  • Walking Home In The Dark

Produced by Mark Swindell

Featured musicians:

Mark Swindell - guitars, fiddle, piano, organ, charango, harmony vocal
Matt Bohn - bass
Peter Grant - dobro, pedal steel, Stella Hawaiian guitar
Mike Arnone - drums
Larry Tonkin - button accordion
Don Lax - fiddle
Jim Oerman - drums
Theresa Coyle - harmony vocal
Carol Millwood - harmony vocal
Mary McCaslin - harmony vocal

Edited by: Virginia Wagner

Copyright 1999, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
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