From his just released new album Downtime, please enjoy the incredibly great Nick Piunti -- doing business with his fabulous band The Complicated Men -- and the power pop work of genius that is "Upper Hand."
Seriously, I've written glowingly about Piunti on previous occasions, beginning in 2016, and as I said back then the guy is so good I hate him.
But this new song -- and the whole album, as well -- is sheer perfection; everything about it -- including the guitar solos -- is genre defining.
You can order the thing over at Amazon HERE or over at Nick's website HERE
And a coveted PowerPop No-Prize© will be awarded to the first reader who posits who Piunti's vocals remind me of, because for the life of me I can't put my finger on it.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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a cross between Bryan Adams and Don Henley....
Definitely hear Bryan Adams. Don't hear Henley, though. Maybe a little Tommy Keene? Great song.
I went through the same thing a few years ago and came out the other end with Tommy Keene, as well.
I'll pass this along to Nick. He'll get a kick out of it. Wouldn't be surprised if he posts it on FB and Instagram.
And, man, are you right about this guy. Every single album is a gem.
His phrasing and tone is very Mike Viola.
I think Sal nailed it.
If there still were a radio industry that included forward-leaning formats and I heard Upper Hand in my car while driving, I'd Shazam it while praying that the song's already in Shazam's database.
Nice piece of work.
I really like it, good call Steve!
Great recording Nick!!!
Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM has been playing this on heavy rotation the last few weeks; I think it was his coolest song in the world a couple of weeks ago too. Great tune!
I don't remember the exact circumstances but I heard a couple of his songs (probably here) from what was then a new release a few years ago. I sent him fifty bucks just because. After a nice email exchange, he sent me his entire catalog. I shoulda sent him a hundred.
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