Sweetie, Elektra CD 61741, 1996 (44:31)
This is singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian's debut disk, produced by
T-Bone Burnette. Tashian writes the kind of catchy, mid-tempo rock 'n'
roll that's increasingly hard to find these days. The vocals and guitar
work are reminiscent of the toned-down jingle-jangle of Roger McGuinn on
the underrated Back from Rio. It's a pleasant mix that brings to mind
the traditional bridal outfit: something old, something new... the kind
of well digested American music done so well by bands like the BoDeans.
At first, I found the CD enjoyable, but unmemorable. After the second
time around, I was snared by the many subtle hooks and found myself
drawn back to the melodies later in the day. What more can you ask from
this kind of music? -- Bill Kuhn