Friday, June 25, 2010

Eye & I: Eye & I (1992)

(One of my many reviews that went unpublished in Rock & Roll Disc when the magazine ceased publication in 1992 ... )

Eye & I
Eye & I
Epic EK 47973
Total disc time: 49:16 (AAD)

Merit: **½
Sound: ***½

Considering that they're graduates of New York's artsy Black Rock Coalition, Eye & I come off surprisingly straight laced. They include occasional hip-hop touches and squalling guitars, but their predominant style is MOR top forty. Nothing wrong with that, but, as their cover of the Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs" and their own apocalyptic original "World Without End" confirm, their gift is for loud psychedelia and anything else that will allow them--and vocalist DK Dyson especially--to cut loose.