Friday, February 22, 2008

Review -- AMBUSH -- I Wanna Go Home With You

I WANNA GO HOME WITH YOU
Ambush
Independent
7.5-out-of-10
Ambush hits the bandstand on fire with This Could Be The Night, the lead cut to this Ontario band's fine I Wanna Go Home With You. The lead cut is certainly a radio charter.
There are times Ambush misses the mark a little bit, such as the song Too Hot For Words which utilizes the silly 'nah, nah, nah' and 'blah, blah, blah' lines. Come on guys that is so '50's, and just so bad.
Thankfully they sandwich that poor effort in with hot cuts such as Party Like A Rock Star, which is a rockin' party song, which, while thin on lyrical depth, is a song made for backyard BBQs. It's Party Time is a similar mood piece, made for beer and burgers.
There is no doubt Ambush has gone out to create a CD which radio programmers will like in this day and age, so don't expect a lot of seriousness here, although they do shift it down on a song, or two. Her Faith In Me is a really nice sad song, the kind which will pluck at the heartstrings of many. This is the best cut on the album
The band has emerged from among the myriad of indie country acts to gain some recognition. They were up for two 2007 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards.
The nominations were Group or Duo of the Year and Independent Group of Duo of the Year.
The nomination for Group or Duo of the year meant they were on the CCMA award's show. Also nominated were Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, The Road Hammers, and The Wilkinsons, so it was pretty impressive company.
Ambush is Mark McDonell, Riq Turner and Jim Wright. Remember those names, your likely to hear a lot more about them in terms of Canadian country music.
Check them out at www.getambushed.com/ambush
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Feb. 20, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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