Thursday, September 18, 2008

Greg Camp: Defektor

Greg Camp
Bar/None Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Greg Camp's introduction is easy - he was the guitarist and Grammy nominated songwriter for the band Smash Mouth. Defektor is his solo debut and it is full of different ideas and styles that can be as straightforward rock as Costello but also contains some record trickery like Beck. I am not sure if anything here will find the same commercial success as his previous band but the quality of penmanship and work is still in high gear, which makes Defektor a worthy listen that might capture a whole new audience for Camp!

Key Track: "Cat's Game"

Band With Similar Fire:
Jason Falkner

Greg Camp MySpace

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby