Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eric Corne: Kid Dynamite & The Common Man

Eric Corne
Kid Dynamite & The Common Man
Forty Below Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
As a producer and engineer, Eric Corne (Glen Campbell, Walter Trout, Lucinda Williams, DeVotchKa) steps in front of the mic for his solo record Kid Dynamite & The Common Man. He enlisted over 16 musicians to help out that have experience working with the likes of Clapton, Waits, Marley, Wilco, and Dylan, just to name a few, so clearly the record is full of talent and Corne's songwriting ability is up to the task. Listing influences like Neil Young, Lou Reed, Costello and Joe Strummer you can get a sense of what Kid Dynamite sounds like, which is absolutely a great description. This is a piece of work Corne can be proud of and it is a nice mix of guitar indie rock with a bit of country flare that just takes one listen to make you return for more!

Key Track: "Evil Men"

Band With Similar Fire: Elvis Costello

Official Eric Corne Website
Eric Corne MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony