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Sing Sing - 1994 Sing Sing

ARTIST: Sing Sing
ALBUM: Sing Sing
LABEL: Lexic
SERIAL: PAM 7809-2
YEAR: 1994


LINEUP: Patrick Mullendore - vocals, keyboards * Johnny Wayne - vocals, guitars * Bryan Portera - bass, vocals * Aaron Mumma - drums, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Wheels In Motion * 02 Can You Move Me * 03 What My Body Needs * 04 1000 Times A Day * 05 Hard To Please * 06 Don't Wanna Lose Her * 07 Little Boys * 08 I'm In Trouble * 09 Longevity * 10 It's Too Late * 11 Out Of The Blue * 12 I'm Coming Home * 13 Don't Control Me

You don't see this album around very often, and for that I'm not sure. All I can say is perhaps they didn't make enough of them and they've all been snapped up. If so, I can see why, as this is a wicked mix of melodic rockers melding Honeymoon Suite, Mastedon and perhaps at the heavier end of the spectrum, a band like Shark Island. From Kansas City, Sing Sing for the most part, are strong on keyboard layers, counter melodies, strong rhythmic guitars, and rich choruses. Vocalist and principal songwriter Johnny Wayne has a voice similar in part to Honeymoon Suite's Johnnie Dee as well as Prophet's Russell Arcara, while Mullendore is a great player and has some neat keyboard ideas coming through the songs.

The Songs
Most of the songs hover in that fourth gear cruise control mode, though they do slip out of gear into fifth, like the superb kick ass 'Little Boys' for example. The gears also open out onto the freeway with the melodic roar of 'Wheels In Motion' - the album opener. 'Can You Move Me' is one for 80's freaks, so try and pick the eyes out of this one. Wayne's guitar grinds it out on the pairing of 'Hard To Please' and 'What My Body Needs', and thereafter, the ballad '1000 Times A Day' shows the band in a different light, and they pull this off with flying colours. 'Don't Wanna Lose Her' see the vocals move in John Elefante's direction. 'I'm In Trouble' reverts back to the mid paced mode but it's still melodic as anything, while the niceties are strangely absent during the heavy guitar blast of 'Longevity'. There are no real duds here, it's all pretty solid stuff actually..

In Summary
Again, a band which gives it customers value for money with thirteen quality tracks. Mention must be made of the splendid production job given this album by bassist Bryan Portera. Released on the small time label Lexic, you'll be doing well to track this down. Put it on your wants list and get friendly with someone in the midwest or try and spot it on Ebay, because it's simply too good to leave off the shopping list.

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#1 | spooky on January 01 1970 01:00:00
What is not mentioned is the pure energy on this record. Yes, it is in the vain of the HONEYMOONERS but itÂ's much more powerdriven. ItÂ's the guitar what makes the difference.
#2 | Jez on June 14 2008 16:15:33
Top quality melodic rock in the vein of a heavier Honeymoon Suite (Johnny Wayne's vocals defiantelyremind alot of Johnnie Dee's in places) and Biloxi. For an independent release this is superb and i can't think of one bad song on this disc. Criminal that they didn't get a major label backing as they were so much better than alot of the bands around at that time. Just be thankful that this was released and if you don't have it then beg,blag, borrow, steal sell your partner for it
#3 | canadiantender on August 12 2012 05:26:29
Agreed with all of the above. This is a masterpiece of the genre. This is a MUST for everyone's collection. Great musicianship, great songs, and not a filler to be found. Johnny Wayne has a great voice, and Patrick Mullendore's voice has a nice milder tone that fits the songs he sings so well. He's also a tremendous Keyboardist, while the back end of bassist Bryan Portera and drummer Aaron Mumma are nothing short of phenomenal. "Can you move me" should have been an AOR classic. These guys have to be the greatest unknown band of all time. I concur with Jez, whatever you need to do to get your hands on this nearly impossible to find masterpiece, do it!
#4 | swazi on August 14 2012 22:39:41
"Sell your partner for it"..! LOL! Not sure what Jo would say to this bold statement, Jez! Smile
But a fantastic release in any case. Buy or die!
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