Open Book: the Collected Thunderegg, 1995-2004 might be one of the best bargains in rock history. The anthology, which comes with a 108-page lyric booklet, includes the first eight Thunderegg albums in MP3 format on a data CD, and it is available on the band’s website (www.thunderegg.org) for a mere twenty-five dollars. Although currently a six-piece band, Thunderegg began as the solo project of Will Georgantas, a songwriter with a penchant for quirky, confessional lyrics and pleasant arrangements. On Open Book, Georgantas makes the most of his four tracks of cassette recording space, drawing on a sonic palette consisting of guitars, drum machines, shaken percussion, keyboards, and vocal harmonies. His songs range from spare acoustic ballads to delicate instrumentals to catchy pop-rock numbers. Not every song works, but a surprising amount of the music is very good, and the collection is consistently enjoyable. Listeners who invest in Open Book can look forward to spending hours tracing the evolution of a unique artist and enjoying high quality independent music.
// Sound Affects
"The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.READ the article