Wednesday, December 23, 2020

 The Junior League

Fall Back + Summer Of Lies bonus disc

Kool Kat Musik

Originally released in 2010 as a Joe Adragna solo album, and mostly a one man band effort, with contributions from people like Peter Buck and Susan Cowsill, Fall Back is charming and good in a mid-60's way; think Byrds, Beach Boys, and Buffalo Springfield. The lyrics are about life, and on “Sad America,” the US. The album has been remixed, remastered, resequenced, and in some cases rerecorded. And it comes with a bonus disc.

The Summer Of Flies EP was once only available as a download. It features Adragna with Scott McCaughey. It's even better and more charming, more up-to-date, and the Beach Boys cover “Till I Die,” a bonus song not on the original EP, sounds timeless.

Taken together, this album and EP are two very good efforts, and very winning.

Andrea Weiss

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