Artist: The Living Daylights
Album: 500 Pound Cat
Purchased: At Everyday Music in Beaverton, OR for $0.50.
Reason for Purchase: I bought the album for two reasons. First the Living Daylights is the name of a one of the more underrated bonds movie. Secondly I have two cats that at first glance look like they could be pushing 500 lbs.
Music Style: Instrumental Jazz.
First Three Songs on Pandora Channel: Selva (Live) by Stuntz and Farah, who by the way look like disciples of Esteban, or whatever that guy’s name was with the long finger nails that used to sell guitars and DVD’s on QVC. Waltz for One (For John) by Koby Haydon Trio. First of All by Oren Neiman.
Expedition Result: I stepped on a booby trap. Based on the name of the band, the album name, and the artwork, I was expecting some old school 90’s power pop, something more akin to Soul Asylum. As is it took only a couple minutes to determine this album isn’t for me. Is it bad? I couldn’t really say, because it’s not a style I listen to, but if you’re into jazz instrumentals they may be worth a listen.
Lessons Learned: Don’t get swayed by the band names and art work, and look for smaller details. Details like if on the back the credits do not include vocals, or guitar it probably isn’t power pop.