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CD Review: Parmalee – 27861 – by Jeremy Frost for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show



Sunday Morning 2:50 American Nights
3:13 Heartbreaker 3:09 Like a Photograph 2:50

Back in the Game 3:07 Mimosas 3:05
Hotdamalama 3:10 A Guy Meets a Girl 2:55 Savanah 3:43 Drink it Off 2:46

Barrel of a Shot Glass 3:09 Roots

You really should pay attention to
how you treat people, because sometimes you may just want to find out how that
person is doing. That happened to me this week, and hey back then I was young
and stupid. What can I say? Anyway, let’s talk about Parmalee.

Sunday Morning, starts off the album with a nice
riff and some congas it sounds like. Then Matt Thomas comes in with the vocals.
The lyrics are really well developed and written. You can really see the
Southern Rock influence in this song.

Like a Photograph, begins with an acoustic riff, then
the drum kicks in and the vocals come up. When the bridge arrives, it sweeps in
and makes this song a powerhouse. This is a really well written, put together,
and produced song. Instantly, I had to jack up the volume on my headset. Its
drumbeat is slow and steady with a heavy bass drum. I know this is country, but
what it reminds me of is Def Leopard. This was a brilliant song.

Hotdamalama, is a mix of power
chords and guitar solos. The fast-paced hard tempo really accentuates the
lyrics and powerful vocals, blasting them into another realm. This song really
gets the blood pumping and your head moving. This is by far the best song on
the album and really took the charts by storm.

And, Roots, was the second single
that was released off of this album. This song really focuses on the lyrical
and vocal ability of the band. The background music/drums are really soft with
a nice keyboard that puts it all together. I believe this song really
exemplifies what the band is all about. Even their name goes with the meaning
of this song. Parmalee is the town in North Carolina where the band is from.

This album was one that hit
platinum, I believe, and really cemented their name into country music. This
one is a keeper because it reflects what the band is all about. Roots was the
perfect song to end with. They definitely haven’t strayed from their roots and
have really achieved what they set out to do, to go out make some music and
have a good time doing it. This is a band that can put on a great show, and
still produces incredible music.

Jeremy Frost for Country Music News

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