Monday, September 14, 2009

Review -- FIVE STAR TRAILER PARK -- The Fight That Broke Your Heart

THE FIGHT THAT BROKE YOUR HEART
Five Star Trailer Park
Independent
7.5-out-of-10
Five Star Trailer Park come at us from Toronto. A six-piece rock band that is just that. They play rock. It is sometimes refreshing to hear a band that doesn't see itself as more than that.
The sound here is solid, if not blow you out of your seats great. That said, the more you listen, the more you appreciate how tight the band is, and how complete the sound is.
There are some cuts though which rise above the rest, and have hit potential if they get airplay. I am particularly fond of Slow Motion, the second cut on the CD. I might have suggested they put this one first, just to set the flavour of the CD immediately.
Goodbye Caroline is a nice slower song on the CD.
Nick Spence is the lead vocalist here, and he does the job well.
Rachel Hamilton adds female voice on five of the songs, and that's a nice compliment here.
The sound here is often big too, as you might expect with a six-piece outfit.
This is a disk which will make you a believer in Five Star Trailer Park after a few plays. I will admit I wouldn't have said they were a band I'd put on a portable player after one listen, but after a few spins, guess what, I wouldn't mind taking these guys with me.
A very solid debut effort. Pick this one up, it could be the start of something big.
Check them out at www.fivestartrailerpark.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Sept. 9, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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