|Dave Rave and Mark McCarron: Another Side Of Love
Bongo Beat Records
2049 Melrose Ave.
Release Date: April 2nd, 2002
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Catalog number: BB 1959-2
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Ex-Teenage Head singer Dave Rave teams up with cool guitarist Mark McCarron & hot NYC jazz cats for a very sweet understated brushes / stand-up bass / organ / guitar journey through all the stages of a love affair.
"... brilliantly evokes a lonely romanticism ... one of the more insinuating discs of the year. Fans of Margo Guryan will appreciate the pithy "Inspiration", which rides well on a bossa nova groove, though the song is played in more of an early-'60s jazz manner. The standard-worthy "Beginner's Style" perfectly encapsulates yearning... The instrumental break after the second chorus is breathtaking. The song suddenly downshifts, leading to a minor key middle eight which then picks right back up into the main tune. Very impressive. Another max jazz tune is the Tom Waits-ish "Close The Book", while numbers like "Fast Talker" will please fans of the material Joe Jackson and The Style Council did in this vein. " Rave and McCarron are a winning combo. I hope this is merely the first chapter in a spate of future collaborations." Mike Bennett, Fufkin.com
Dave Rave (aka David DesRoches) is a musician's musician. To punkers, he is the manic Teenage Head rhythm guitarist who replaced Frankie Venom as lead singer and catapulted the band back on the charts, and then split to New York to head the Dave Rave Conspiracy, play with The Washington Squares before running off with Lauren Agnelli for three lps as Agnelli-Rave. Musicians know him as a valued session player (Alex Chilton, Steve Wynn, Ralph, Dan Lanois, Andrew Loog Oldham, Tim Gibbons, and countless others) who can play the best version of a song he hasn't heard yet.
Jazz guitarist Mark McCarron has worked with such notables as Ed Bickert, Don Thompson, Jack McDuff, and the Mingus Five Guitar Band, in addition to studying with Bob Brookmeyer and others. Originally from St. John, New Brunswick, Mark lives in New York and is involved with such Broadway shows as Swing, and Rent. He is an in-demand arranger and session player, in addition to having taught in Hamilton and Toronto.
Recorded in New York City; Another Side Of Love features an exceptional rhythm section of New York's jazz underground. Ray Grappone is a producer (Groove Collective) and label owner (Hipbone Records) in addition to in-demand percussionist and drummer. Bassist Joe Fitzgerald plays in Human Feel (with drummer Jim Black and Chris Speed on tenor sax).
Cover art by Tom Bagley (Huevos Rancheros, Chixdiggit, Forbidden Dimension) Liner notes by Ralph Alfonso (Diodes, NY Rocker, Bomp Magazine)