John D. Lamb | A Novel Day

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A Novel Day

by John D. Lamb

Recorded in 1995 with Doug Koernke, James Rasmussen, S.G. Wood and Michigan's best guest cats; Bugs Beddow, Michele Ramo, Larry Frantangelo, Susan Calloway, Kathy Kosins, Michael King, Peter A. Soave, Lance Larson, Chris Codish and Sal D'Agnillo
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. You Threw Me
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2. I Want You Bad
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3. Matador
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4. Che Penzi?
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5. Love in the Park
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6. Don't Make Me Laugh
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7. If You're Lovin' Me Tonight
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8. More and More
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9. Comin' Undone
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10. Don't Sound Sound
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Album Notes
After years on the local scene as singer-songwriter and television show host, John D. Lamb steps out with his first CD offering. This Collection showcases what Lamb has been offering his audiences for years now: solid guitar rock wrapped in country and R&B that deliver his words directly, without a great deal of adornment. It's a less-is-more approach that serves him well.
Lamb is a rock storyteller who weaves his fables from the stuff of everyday life. He fills his tales with characters you know and have probably been at one time or another. And as we all know, in these lives of great ordinariness, extraordinary things happen, or are at least dreamt about.

Lamb's strength as a writer lies in his ability to distill relationships to their bare essence. On the discs' opener, "You Threw Me," as an acoustic wash of stringed instruments weaves an atmospheric country tapestry, Lamb sings "I'm searching for the girl I admire/Falling back on my wicked ways/I'm burning with misguided desire/before I leave I've got to say/The way we kiss, I could've sworn we had some fusion/Love was bliss, your love for me was all an illusion." He wrestles with the question, yet he already has the answer when he returns (in the next verse) to the woman he loves for forgiveness. He cops to everything as Kathy Kosins' voice shores up his courage to ask for another chance, and Michael King's electric lead underlines his guilt and misery.

Other tracks are jangling rockers. "Don't Make Me Laugh" contains perhaps the record's greatest verse: "Sing for your supper, suffer the fools/Love one another , and follow the rules/You don't roll over/You can't be through/Don't make me laugh so soon." As the backing vocals and lead guitar wind through and float above the mix, Lamb spins a tale of love and woe full of true irony and forlorn humor.

...Lamb has given us a slice of life in which we find common ground, but is anything but commonplace.
Thom Jurek, Metro Times Detroit, Michigan



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