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A.B Clyde and The Kitty Litters
Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
Song Samples from the CD
This is Clyde’s latest release “Smokin’ Catnip.” After
doing some research on this Los Angeles native he strikes
me as kind of a mystery man. No pictures, music videos,
lack of bio and I’m not so sure what his fist name is.
Perhaps that’s the way this gentleman wants it.
A.B. Clyde has done an amazing job carving out a unique
niche for himself with his amazing songwriting craft and
“what you see is what you get” approach. Right from the
start Clyde’s musicianship and world class songwriting are
not called into question. The opening track: “Smokin’
Catnip” is an amazing prelude of sorts that will gently
lead you by the hand down a timeless musical journey that
I would describe as invigorating.
The whole CD is wonderfully simple yet wonderfully complex
at the same time. It reminds me a little of The Mavericks,
Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Johnny Paycheck, Kermit
Riffins, David Allen Coe and even Hank Williams Jr. There
are some fantastic and high octane moments on display here
which gives this CD a very accessible feel emotionally.
What I like most - this CD does not attempt to hide the
truth in any way, shape, or form, rather it tells it with
bold honesty by letting it all hang out. The vocal
emotions and overall instrumentation are the ultimate
report card for me when I evaluate music and this artist
tells the truth – the good, bad and the ugly of it all.
What am I trying to say - this CD simply delivers the
All song samples are from A. B. Clyde and The Kitty Litters
page on CD Baby.
Got A Joke Goin'
Nobody Loves A Fat Man
Walkin' My Bulldog
I Spent It
I Wish This River Was Whiskey
Bucket of Beer
Rowin' The Atlantic
Better Than Sex
Until We Meet Again
One small recommendation – On future works Clyde should
not be afraid to take a few vocal risks here and there,
especially at the end of some of his songs where a strong
emotional finale presents itself. Really seal the deal and
drive the passion of the song home vocally. When done
right it will no doubt transform a good song into a
legendary one. Just listen to some of the vocal work by
Bob Seger and you will see exactly what I am talking
10 star rating average – This CD gets 7 stars
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Reviewer:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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