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Jaded Past - 2016 Believe

ARTIST: Jaded Past
ALBUM: Believe
LABEL: Melodic Rock Records
YEAR: 2016
SPONSOR: Melodic Rock Records


LINEUP: George Becker - vocals, guitars * Steve Brown - guitars, backing vocals * Dennis Zimmer - drums * Ed Masterton - harmonica

TRACK LISTING: 01 Tattered * 02 Don't Judge * 03 Believe * 04 Good Bad Innocent * 05 Whiskey Dreams * 06 Be My Lady * 07 Dashboard Jesus * 08 Hurt * 09 Scratch The Itch * 10 Traces * 11 Taken


WEBLINKS: www.jadedpast.com

From New Jersey, Jaded Past is the vehicle for musician George Becker. With help from a few others, 'Believe' is an album that should strike home for those GDM fans of midwest rock, combined with a hint of modern pop/rock and nu-breed. This is the second album from Becker, the debut JP album was released independently in 2012. There are many ingredients to the Jaded Past crock-pot, including Bon Jovi, Mike Tramp, plus a bit of Butch Walker (especially the tough tattooed imagery) and the less metallic side of Poison and Skid Row. The addition of guitarist Steve Brown from Trixter is like adding jet fuel to a Jeep Cherokee. This album takes off - literally. Brown co-produced the debut album too.

The Songs
'Believe' is an 11-tracker, with highlights scattered across the disc. Becker and Brown fire it up from the outset, as 'Tattered' roars into view. A glorious rocker, with Becker's vocals fusing Jon Bon Jovi and Tom Petty. Great start. The pulsing back-bone rhythm section punches into 'Don't Judge' without skipping a beat, the lyric 'don't judge a book by its over' a constant reminder during the song. 'Good Bad Innocent' is a racy rocker that wouldn't sound out of place from the nu-breed era; from a decade and a half ago. Listening to 'Whiskey Dreams' was like winding the clock back to 1988/89 when Poison and Skid Row were dominating the scene. 'Dashboard Jesus' is probably the best example of Becker's writing style, and again, it's centered in that era from a few decades ago. The album contains many single term song-titles, which in itself is a reminder of the nu-breed scene. Tracks like 'Hurt', 'Traces' and 'Taken' may be close to being single syllable song-titles, but there is musical variation among them. 'Traces' is a deep acoustic number, while 'Taken' packs a punch not unlike Steve Brown's old band 40ft Ringo.

In Summary
Surprisingly, 'Believe' is not as lightweight as I was anticipating. This is a solid introduction to a bloke who is a busy working musician, performing regular shows throughout the Tri-State area. Depending on your musical preferences across the many sub-genres of hard rock, there should be something for everyone with what's on display within 'Believe'. Hop on and take the ride.

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