JOEY CORMAN: Cheap Therapy: CD

This acoustic style sounds like it needs some drums and a bass. When done correctly, I love acoustic style more than anything, so it’s not that I don’t appreciate it because it’s not electric. I listened to this while waiting for it to kick in, but it never did. I hate it when that happens. This is some coffee shop, bullshit hippie, self-appreciation shit. The guitar riffs are dependent on the voice. I hate when people write songs that are going to depend on their voice, especially when the voice isn’t so great to begin with and they don’t include lyrics, so I can’t even tell what it is that was so important for them to write a song about. That sort of thing should remain in a coffee shop, because that’s the most likely place where people care about what you are saying and don’t give a shit about the music. It has no place for “mass” distribution. Most of the bands I listen to have bad singers, but the great music makes the bad singer sound like an angel. Joey Corman, my friend, does not sound like an angel. I’m going to have to pass on this one.

 –Corinne (OBZ)