Artist: The Voodoo Jets
Album: From Greens to Eternity
Label: 3nutz Music
By: Alex Hipkins
Long gone, it seemed, were the days of power pop groups such as Cheap Trick. By the time the mid-90’s came around, it seemed that grunge had taken over, a new era of punk was beginning to take hold, and heavy metal was set to soon become king.
In essence, the innocent sound of music appeared to have died off to make room for a more controversial, provocative touch to the progression of rock’n’roll.
The Voodoo Jets bring a touch of class, and a new standard, to power pop with their album, “From Greens to Eternity.” Overall, the album gives enough time in the 13-track masterpiece to get out your full groove with hints of inspiration from the 60’s
all the way through the 90’s. Tracks like, “Welcome to the Real World,” “Let it Rain,” and “Cartoon,” bring out well rounded similarities mid-90’s grunge and grunge-pop, whereas, “The Crown” and “Decades” have a very definitive Beatles-era feel to them.
Even away from considering the possible, and surely many, influential styles, genres, and artists that The Voodoo Jets have, the more important fact of the album is that every sound the trio achieved blends together perfectly to make, quite possibly, the greatest sure-to-make-you-groove album of the past several years. Not only does it excite, and then calm you down, just to do it all over again, but is a musical masterpiece as well.
Even without a traditional lead guitar, the beautiful bass playing takes up the slack. The vocals mix together amazing harmonies with a Generation-X sort of rasp, proving that Francesco Perrouna has a definite advantage of vocal range over half of the other bands out on the market today. Add in the occasional touch of a seemingly long forgotten pop-rock absolute must have in the
organ-piano-harpsichord combination, and you have a record that will go down in history as something special to the world of music.
It was definitely hard to choose which song would get the music reviewer’s choice of Best Song on the Album, but “Smile” takes the victory in the hard fought battle to win the author’s pick. Kudos go to The Voodoo Jets, with many wishes of numerous
more albums to come. “From Greens to Eternity” gets this writers top marks.