Wednesday, May 03, 2006
CD of the Day, 5/3/06: The Mains-The Higher You Get, The Higher You Get
I don't have the time to do a full writeup on this one, but The Mains' The Higher You Get is a lot of fun - possibly the best (and only) true Oasis "tribute" out there. Lead singer Foster Calhoun does a great Liam Gallagher impersonation (sans the English accent but still retaining the audible sneer), and this is the great lost Oasis album that folks have been clamoring for since Morning Glory or Be Here Now. It's almost Rutlesque in its evocation of the Oasis sound: for example, "Rock and Roll" is the Mains' equivalent of "Rock and Roll Star", "So Far Away" is a dead ringer for "Married With Children", and the 7 1/2-minute closer "Two in a Million" is in the tradition of Oasis epics like "Champagne Supernova" and "All Around The World".
Check 'em out at myspace, and sample clips of the remaining tracks at their site. Available from all the usual suspects, including Not Lame, Kool Kat and CD Baby. Believe me, if you liked mid-90s Oasis, this is the album for you.