10 DAY POEM FOR SASKATCHEWAN
The Warped 45s
The Warped 45s come out of Ontario with a rock sound heavily influenced by Americana-folk, the result being a very easy to listen to sound.
Yorkton music fans will have the opportunity to learn that for themselves if they head down to The Spot June 25, as the five-piece band is booked into the local venue.
The band’s CD 10 Day Poem for Saskatchewan, a near five-minute cut which is the lead-in song on the disk, is a great effort.
There are 13-songs on the disk, and frankly they are all very solid rock efforts with a style which reminds a bit of some of the best CDs from the Eagles.
The music has a rock sensibility in terms of how the 45s approach things, but they let folk control the lyrics.
The combination results in well-written songs with a solid beat to keep the listener tapping toes to the music, while digging into to the vocals to here the stories laid out through the lyrics.
As far as top cuts, it’s hard not to point to the title based on its Saskatchewan ties. However, there are a number of good songs here. Leader of the Lost Expedition, Two Month Old Apologies and Why Oh Why are a few to pay a little extra attention too.
A definite must.
Check them out at http://thewarped45s.com/wordpress/
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 23, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada