Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell
Meet Glen Campbell
Capitol Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Clearly there are lots of youngsters out there that have no idea who Glen Campbell is hence the title of his new record Meet Glen Campbell. This record may be aimed at just that group with its interesting collection of ten cover tracks that Campbell tackles Travis, Green Day, Foo Fighters, U2, and Petty to just name a few. What anyone can appreciate is Campbell's inviting vocals and how he can take these more modern songs and put his simple pop country twist to them making the tracks his own. Meet Glen Campbell is an easy record to connect to a new generation and showcases that Glen Campbell's sound never went anywhere.

Key Track: "Times Like These"

Band With Similar Fire: Johnny Cash

Official Glen Campbell Website
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony