Spike Priggen "Stars After Stars After Stars"
The Volare Label
The true star of "Stars After..." is the songwriting. It's introspection at it's best and only strengthened by Spike Priggen's crisp vocals. After each listen you feel yourself getting involved in the songs and the stories told. Stories of engagements not meant to be (Be Married Song), heartfelt apologies (How We Were Before), bad memories, heartbreak and whisky (Questioningly). He approaches songwriting with heart in hand as if each moment of his life had a soundtrack. Accompanied by Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Spike Priggen pulls off on the most well written disc in years. It's got a country pop vibe like John Doe.
R.I.Y.L.: R.I.Y.L.: John Doe, Matthew Sweet, Paul Westerberg