Randy Coleman is the former singer/songwriter of Zoo Story. His debut solo release,"Last Salutation", contains 11 tracks of brand new material, which sounds like a very cool mix of Coldplay, Travis, John Mayer, Jeff Buckley and Ari Hest. I can just say a big big bravo to the guy, cause this is a really fine piece of plastic and right up the alley of ?Winberg-music?. It will easily reach the top 25 over 2005 years best albums. And probably quite high up on this list as well. The album starts out with ?Stellium? which smells Coldplay a long way, and on second out ?You Will Shine? the man takes his bicycle to the garden of Travis music and delivers a wonderful song. Third out ?Where There Is Love ? There Is War? is a pianobased ballad that is influenced by the sound of the ?Double Fantasy? album with John Lennon. Fourth out ?Last Salutation? is a perfect mix between Jars Of Clay and Travis (a bloody great tune) and in fifth out ?Net? he takes down the production to just him and a guitar and the comparison to Jeff Buckley is obvious. The best tune on the album is probably ?Renee?? Good damn? A lovely semiballad with over 5 minutes beautiful produced music. It?s the perfect mix between Coldplay, Athlete and John Mayer. And when I mention these three names in one song you can all understand that this album is something special.
When "Stairway To Heaven" is played backwards, you can hear the phrase "oh here´s to my sweet satan..the one who´s little path would make me sad, whose power is satan..he´ll give you give you 666 there was a little toolshed where he would make us suffer, sad in the part of "if there´s a bustle..."