MY NAME IS JOE: Stories of Our Cities: CD

It is nice when an artist has a personality. Even if I did not already know, the second that I put this disc in I would have been able to tell that this is Tommy Strange. Probably most known for Strawman, the man has been a staple of the Bay Area scene for a couple of decades. Some more of that good, mid tempo, punky noise with that gruff voice is what you will find with this release. If you are familiar, you will like this also. If you have never heard Tommy Strange, this is a good place to start. I am expecting Strawman to be “rediscovered” at any time and it is good to see that Tommy is still at it. –Mike Frame (Self-released, mynameisjoe.bandcamp.com)