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Biloxi - 2002 Right The Music

ARTIST: Biloxi
ALBUM: Right The Music
SERIAL: 0681-63
YEAR: 2002


LINEUP: Clyde Holly - vocals, guitars, bass * Stefan Prescott - keyboards * Rob Gronkoski - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Out On The Streets * 02 Listen * 03 Lay * 04 Ocean * 05 Far From Home * 06 Have You Ever Seen The Rain? * 07 Someone * 08 Do Ya? * 09 Vampire * 10 Diggin' Up Bones * 11 Starting Over

WEBLINKS: www.biloximusic.com

Though it's been nine years since the release of the classic 'Let The Games Begin' album, we here at G-DAZE are better prepared for Biloxi's melodic onslaught second time around. Back in 1993, everyone was caught by surprise when Biloxi came from left-field with one of the albums of the year! Just who were these upstarts? Principally the vehicle for the versatile and talented Clyde Holly. Not only can the man sing, his bass playing chops are right up there, plus he's a producer to boot. The band were based in Los Angeles at the time and had many lineup changes during their heyday, but Clyde is now located back in the southern climes of coastal Mississippi, in fact, the very town for which the band owes it's name. A different line-up this time, made up of local associates of Clyde's over the last few years. You'd think getting close to the quality of 'LTGB' would be a hard ask, and you'd be right. But Biloxi do very well in clearing the cobwebs and shaking the rust free despite the lengthy duration. The band have deliberately given us a variety of styles to listen to, and it's mainly unashamed 'eighties melodic rock', with full choruses, rich vocal harmonies, enormous riffing and quality arrangements - even on the quieter moments. There's a few contemporaries on show - the likes of Firehouse and Winger ('Pull' era) spring to mind.

The Songs
The album opener 'Out On The Streets' starts out as they left off nine years ago. Layered guitars and a memorable chorus. It's followed by a pair of slow burners: 'Listen' and the modern groove of 'Lay' while an uptempo moment akin to 'LTGB's 'Run For Your Life' make a reappearance in the form of the fantastic 'Someone'. You gotta check that one out for sure! There's some intensity happening on 'Far From Home', the verses and choruses have that air of desperation and urgency about them, plus the quick-fire synth solo is one for all Jordan Rudes fans. Clyde even gives sixties legends Credence Clearwater Revival a fillip with a melodic rock rendition of 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' (a la Mountain's 'Mississippi Queen' from 'LTGB'), and while it may seem like a dedication to the boys famous for singing about the 'bayou territory' in Louisana, Biloxi manage to jump back over the state-line with a blues workout called 'Do Ya' not before the electrics get switched on with some hi-octane playing. In the same vein is a jazz/blues number 'Diggin Up Bones', a great rousing number played live in some Bar I bet?

In Summary
It's great seeing Biloxi back. That in itself is a bit of an achievement considering the state of melodic rock right now. The time away has meant a slight variation in approach, with more diversity of material on display. You still get the inevitable comparison to 'LTGB' but there's also a progression of style on the other tracks too. Still, when compared to many of todays modern day melodic rockers, Biloxi still have the class to blow many of those contenders right out of the water. The band is now signed to MTM for an official Nov 2002 release. Join the welcoming party.

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