GEOFF PALMER: Charts & Graphs: CD

Jan 05, 2022

This is the tenth solo record from the prolific Geoff Palmer. Dude has been all over the place since the ’90s. His resume highlights include The Queers, Nobodys, The Guts, and The Connection, just to name a few. He’s got over fifty releases under his belt and is only forty-one years old. That’s damn impressive. The guy crushes power pop. Man, that lead into “A Hard Day’s Life” is emotional, poppy, and all sorts of rock’n’roll. I restarted it several times just to hear the first twenty seconds over and over. The guitar in it feels like a slower version of Screeching Weasel’s “Talk to Me Summer.” I don’t want to pump up just Palmer’s ego here though. There are twelve other musicians just nailing it on this record. My only comparison—that is probably out of left field—is that Palmer’s voice on this record reminds me of Weird Al Yankovic. Take that for what you will. I think it sounds good and complements the tunes well. Another solid-as-fuck release from a guy who just won’t quit. –Kayla Greet (Rum Bar / Stardumb)