This is what you could call- a one man?s show!,the name behind this adventure of cool pop flirting with progressive rock is Christopher Bradley. He is a talented songwriter with a taste of massive harmony changes and that little extra that you so often miss in the records beeing made nowadays. Chris has also performed and produced this amazing CD,just hearing him play all technical stuff makes me wanna believe he will be climbing Mount Everest next! I bet he?s grown up with Zappa, Cheap Trick and Mother?s Finest. There?s some powerpop,some funk and lots of humour. Listening to his songs is like going for a ride in Graffitti painted Jaguar with Wayne and Garth from Wayne?s world in the backseat looking out on the view of Freddy Mercury?s Manor in Heaven. The cover of Zappa?s Black page is gorgeous,I never thought anyone would be crazy enough to give it a try but Bradley did and what a result.....phew! So if you think bands like Jellyfish and It Bites stand in their own league,just put on opening track "Joseph a?s Radio" and the rest will be history......it worked for Kurt Torster(responsible for the great SFKRock newsletters) who has this album on his top 20 - 2002! It didn?t end up on mine but it?s there knocking......
Melodic Net Comments
In this world of "unique" cookie cutter bands, all of whom employ the industry standard "$6000 sound", Chris Bradleys STARCLOCK -- at the risk of sounding overly cliche` -- is a most refreshing change. While Mr Bradley is obviously a fan of many genres of music, hes able to cleverly blend them all together (generally within a single song) without making it sound like a hotchpotch effort. The harmonies are Heavenly, the production is flawless, & his ability to switch between styles is nigh onto seamless. Anyone whos looking for the Next Big Thing would do well to search outside the spotlight & check out this wonderful CD.