Monday, May 19, 2014

Foxy Shazam - Tragic Thrill

People are so fickle.  If something doesn't match the predefined ideals they have laid out in front of them, it has to not be good.  "Gonzo", Foxy Shazam's latest album is nothing like their previous outings and I, for one, am grateful.  This album shows so much growth and maturity.  It's stripped down, it was recorded in one take, from start to finish and it shows that Eric Nally and crew have the ability to reign in the chaos that makes their stadium rock so big.

So it doesn't surprise me that the video for the first single, "Tragic Thrill" also shows that same restraint and forethought the album does.  It's simple, it's not flashy, it's just easy.  Whatever it was that was pushing the guys through the creation of this album resonates with me because life isn't always loud and rawkus.  It's got sharp edges and is pointy sometimes and causes hurts and times of healing.  If you're a fan of the message Foxy has been giving all along, you can set aside all the petty bullshit the internet gives you and appreciate this album for the lighter side it gives us.

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