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Kissinger – Charm 
By Zane Ewton

Charm is a record full of swagger.  It never gets too excited or too plaintive.  It’s a steady beat at a mid tempo.  The guitar doesn’t overpower but always carries the song.

Kissinger appears to play these songs knowing that the girls will want them whether they try hard or not.  That self assuredness is the only thing that could make songs about going to the mall, “A glass-plated Chevy Nova,” “a little bit of Frank Sinatra and you,” seems so effective.

The major strength of the album lies with the distinct melody of each song.  Kissinger keeps it simple with just guitar, bass and drums.  By sticking to the basics the vocals come across stronger.  Lead man Chopper writes interesting lyrics and plays with words and were he puts them.  He stays away from the standard clear cut verse/chorus/verse formula.

The band has been recording for a few years but this is the re-release of their first full-length album.  So Charm has the benefit of being the picks of the litter.
 “Bike vs. Truck” is an example of the angular riffs and steady beat that is the groundwork for the whole album.  “Urbia” and “Consider Bridgette” are good pop-rock songs.  “John Bates” and “Cryan Shame” reveal a harder edge to the band.

Kissinger leaves the impression that they are suited more for shallow art students.  They are not weird enough for a Junior but the Freshman will love them.  

Charm is a promising album and hopefully the band will be able to evolve and not be pigeonholed into ridiculous comparisons by jaded music reviewers in the future.


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Kissinger – Charm
Label: WCI Records
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Tracks:
Bike vs. Truck 
Gold Rush 
Urbia
Consider Bridgette 
John Bates
Kat 
Cryan Shame
Rock n Roll a**hole 
Girl on the Bus
This ol' Possum
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