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Lunar Lander Dance Commander

Liquid Smooth

Review by Gary Hill

This is an intriguing set. It is almost mainstream pop music, but twisted a bit to the side. There are definitely comparisons to be made to acts like The B-52s and The Tubes. For the most part the vocals are female, but there are some male vocals on one tune. I really don't like the remix track here at all. Beyond that, everything works pretty well.

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Track by Track Review
Creeper

There is some cool rockabilly built into this bouncy little number. It makes me think of The B-52s to a large degree. It's energized, catchy and so cool. It's fun. I love the guitar solo on this tune.

We Won't Go

Dance music merges with a spacey electronic texture as the basis for this little tune. It has some of that B-52s element, too. It turns toward more rocking stuff later.

Free

A mellower number, this is more of a mainstream pop tune for the first couple minutes. It gets some almost punk rock oriented guitar sounds later in the song. There are some strings added to the mix later. 

Open Your Eye
I love the contrast of the male and female vocals on this cut. This fast paced, hard rocker has more of that B-52s sound, but comparisons to The Tubes are also valid.
Rooftop Renegade
Starting tentatively with spacey elements, this works out toward something that's part space rock and part punk. The vocals bring a different kind of element to the piece. There are things here that make me think of Hawkwind just a bit. This is a killer rocker. It does a great job of combining all the different sounds of this act into one cohesive and effective piece of music. The keyboard dominated instrumental section on this brings some proggy vibes to it.
Free (Soak It In Remix)
As advertised, this is a remix of the earlier song. With a lot of processing on the vocals, I really don't like this. I'd have left it off, but I suppose there is an audience for this kind of thing.
 
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